Palestinian Authority Claims Trump Administration Asked for Up to Four Months to Prep Peace Plan

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The Jerusalem Post reports: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been asked by the US to allow for a period of three to four months to prepare a peace plan, according to Abbas’s foreign affairs adviser, Nabil Sha-ath.

Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, Jason Greenblatt, US special representative for international negotiations, and Dina Powell, US deputy national security adviser, held talks with the Palestinian Authority president in Ramallah last Thursday after meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.

Sha-ath told official PA media on Monday that the White House delegation did not take a position on any of the Palestinians’ demands, which he said include ending Israel’s military rule, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state along 1967 lines with east Jerusalem as its capital and a resolution to all other final status issues.

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