West Bank annexation and Trump’s Deal of the Century

Pompeo says Netanyahu’s ‘annex West Bank’ talk won’t hurt peace prospects
by Tovah Lazaroff and Omri Nahmias
April 14, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview Friday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk about annexing parts of the West Bank won’t hurt President Trump’s upcoming peace plan. “I think that the vision that we’ll layout is going to represent a significant change from the model that’s been used,” Pompeo responded to a question by CNN’s Jake Tapper as to if the secretary of state thinks that Netanyahu’s vow to annex the West Bank might hurt the pursuit of peace…Last week [during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing], Pompeo refused to endorse a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. READ MORE

FOREIGN POLICY Robert Satloff: Trump must not let Jared Kushner’s Peace Plan see the light of day Releasing a U.S. proposal that is bound to fail would legitimize Israeli annexation, give Saudi Arabia leverage, and strengthen Iran and its allies.

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