White House Announces Middle East Peace Plan

Headline Roundup January 28th, 2020

President Donald Trump unveiled his administration's long awaited Middle East plan Tuesday to deal with Israeli-Palestinian conflict, outlining statehood for Palestine with part of Jerusalem as its capital and a U.S. commitment to recognizing Israeli settlements on the West Bank. Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has supposedly been working on this deal for roughly three years, with support from both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition candidate Benny Gantz. Palestinian leaders were not consulted during the plan's formation, and have formally rejected it.

Some left-rated outlets framed the plan as "controversial" and unlikely to succeed, while right-rated media generally painted the plan in a more optimistic light.

White House Announces Middle East Peace Plan

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Washington (CNN)When President Donald Trump unveiled his administration's long-anticipated proposal to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the White House on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at his side.

"Today," Trump announced from the East Room, "Israel takes a big step towards peace."
The head of the Palestinian Authority, meanwhile, was thousands of miles away, having cut off diplomatic contact with the US more than two years earlier after Trump broke with longstanding US policy and recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday, calling for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in portions of east Jerusalem. He declared it a “win-win” opportunity for both Israel and the Palestinians.

The plan ends speculation as to whether his administration, in preparing a proposal without input from Palestinian leaders, would abandon a “two-state resolution” to the conflict.

Trump, releasing the plan before a pro-Israel audience at the White House with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side, acknowledged...

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From the Right
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President Trump on Tuesday called for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as he unveiled the details of his administration’s much-awaited Middle East peace plan.

Trump announced the proposal alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during remarks in the East Room of the White House.

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