Peace Plan Won’t Compromise Israel’s Security

Stand for Israel  |  May 13, 2019

Hebron's Militarized Old Town
Israeli army watch the entrance to the Abraham mosque and synagogue in Hebron, West Bank on April 6, 2019. The building is parted into two with separate entrances for Muslim and Jews. Muslim have access to the most of the building while Jews gained access to about twenty per cent of the shrine. (Photo by Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The United States’ peace plan — long in the making, and ready to be released — will be unveiled after the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, says American envoy Jason Greenblatt. Israel Hayom also reports that Greenblatt has warned that Palestinian leadership’s boycotting of the long-awaited plan will only serve to hurt everyday Palestinians:

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…

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