By i24NEWS and Israel Hayom Staff—
U.S. Special Envoy for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt on Saturday said that the long-awaited U.S. peace plan will not be released until after the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, which concludes June 10.
Speaking to Fox News, Greenblatt echoed previous statements from members of President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace team that the peace plan, which has been in the works for about two years and has been kept under wraps despite speculation and supposed leaks, would not be released until the Muslim holy month of Ramadan ends in early June.
“One thing we won’t do, the Trump administration won’t compromise on Israel’s security,” he said,
Asked about the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki, who recently called the U.S. peace plan “dead on arrival,” Greenblatt said he was “hopeful for the sake of the Palestinian people that they get a chance to see it.”
“It’s terribly frustrating for ordinary Palestinians. I meet with them frequently, and this is the message they tell me. They understand they may not like aspects of the plan but are upset that their leaders are saying they won’t even take a look at it. I feel terrible for the Palestinian people,” he added.
According to Greenblatt, the U.S. proposal for peace between Israelis and Palestinians will deal with both political and economic aspects.
“It deals with all the core issues. We have developed solutions for each point. So whether you are a teenager or 100 years old you will see what the consequences are for each point, the good and the bad, and have a real sense of what peace could look like,” he said.
Greenblatt said it was “false to say that it’s only an economic plan. It’s both political and economic. Once everyone has read and given their thoughts on it, there is still a long way to go before a final signing agreement, and that will be up to the parties themselves to negotiate.”
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