Palestinian Official Claims Trump to Make ‘Historic’ Offer During Abbas Meeting Next Month

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks to the media with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) following talks at the Chancellery on April 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. /President-elect Donald Trump looks on as French businessman Bernard Arnault, chief executive officer of LVMH, speak to reporters at Trump Tower, January 9, …
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The Times of Israel reports: Senior Palestinian officials say Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will travel to the US to meet with President Donald Trump next month, during which the American leader will propose that the Palestinians restart peace negotiations with Israel in exchange for a freeze on Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank and a promise not to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat told the Al-Khaleej daily that the “historic” offer will be presented during Abbas’s expected trip to Washington early next month, in an article published Monday.

A senior official in Abbas’s Fatah movement provided the Emirati news site with the details of the proposal, which include a halt in settlement expansion and a commitment not to relocate the US Embassy, a featured campaign promise by Trump.

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