The White House Peace Plan Meeting: U.S. Goals, Israeli Repercussions
- David Makovsky
- Content Type
- Policy Brief
- The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- Whether they reveal a detailed plan or merely preview an aspirational document, U.S. officials still need to clarify
their goals at a time when elections are looming and Palestinian participation seems highly unlikely.
In a dramatic move, President Trump has announced that Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his
leading rival, Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz, will visit the White House on January 28 to be briefed on
the administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Trump told reporters that the plan would likely be
released before the summit. Predictably, no invitation was extended to the Palestinian Authority, which severed
relations with Washington after the U.S. embassy was moved to Jerusalem in 2017.
- Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Treaties and Agreements, Negotiation, Peace, Donald Trump
- Political Geography
- Middle East, Israel, Palestine, United States of America