Netanyahu: If I’m re-elected, I’ll extend sovereignty to West Bank settlements

By TOI Staff— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Saturday to extend Israeli sovereignty to the settlements of the West Bank if he is re-elected in Tuesday’s elections. Flatly ruling out Palestinian statehood, which he said would “endanger our existence,” Netanyahu promised to permanently maintain overall Israeli security control in the West Bank and to…

Trump team’s Middle East peace plan is beginning to look a lot like one state

By Ron Kampeas, Times of Israel— Trump administration officials have been silent and notably leak-free about what exactly is in the Middle East peace plan that Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is shaping — until now. This week, in speeches to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, it became clear that the plan will likely not…

Open Letter From Sanhedrin to Donald Trump Concerning Dividing the Land of Israel and Jerusalem

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— The nascent Sanhedrin issued an open letter to the president of the United States in advance of the announcement concerning his peace plan for the Middle East. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and special adviser, is currently touring the region to garner support for the much-anticipated plan. Though details…

Preparations Under Way for Peace Plan After Israeli Elections, Pompeo Says

By Michael Wilner, JPost— The Trump administration has begun laying the groundwork for talks between Israelis and Palestinians, sharing elements of the plan with partners in the region ahead of an anticipated rollout after Israel’s April 9 elections, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Speaking via video link to the World Economic…

Q&A: Special Envoy Jason Greenblatt Details the Thinking Behind the Mideast Peace Plan

By Josh Hasten, Jewish Press— Tasked by U.S. President Donald Trump to help reach the “deal of the century,” Jason Greenblatt, who serves as one of Trump’s top Middle East envoys, has a herculean task before him: to help negotiate the peace plan between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Along with Trump’s son-in-law and senior…