Gérard Araud, former ambassador to Israel, dismissive of Trump plan, calls West Bank “an apartheid state”

TIMES OF ISRAEL
French envoy to US: Trump plan ‘very close to what Israel wants, 99% doomed’
by Staff
April 20, 2019

France’s outgoing ambassador to the US, Gérard Araud, said US President Donald Trump is uniquely able to “push” Israel on his upcoming peace plan because he is extremely popular among Israelis and they “trust him.” In an interview with The Atlantic magazine published on Friday, Araud said the White House plan, engineered by Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, will be “very close to what the Israelis want,” and is 99 percent “doomed to fail.”Araud told the magazine that the White House was counting on three factors when it comes to the peace plan. The first is Trump’s popularity in Israel. READ MORE

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