The White House Peace Plan Meeting: U.S. Goals, Israeli Repercussions

Author
David Makovsky
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Abstract
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.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Treaties and Agreements, Negotiation, Peace, Donald Trump
Political Geography
Middle East, Israel, Palestine, United States of America