Washington: neither Israel nor Palestinians will 'love' US Mideast peace plan

Washington: neither Israel nor Palestinians will 'love' US Mideast peace plan

The US President Donald Trump administration is nearly finished drafting its Mideast peace proposal and will release it soon, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said, adding that she thinks neither Israel nor the Palestinians will "love" the plan.

“I think they’re finishing it up,” Haley said during a question-and-answer session at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

Haley added that US negotiators Jared Kushner and Jason D. Greenblatt are “still going back and forth,” and she gave no more specific timeline. “They’re coming up with a plan. It won’t be loved by either side, and it won’t be hated by either side," the Washington Press cited her as saying.

“It’s for them to decide,” Haley said of Israel and the Palestinians. She added that “it is hard for me to see how they would want” a single state, and added that she thinks “they are pushing toward a two-state” outcome.

The administration has not said exactly when it planned to reveal its ideas for negotiations and an eventual settlement, but had been widely expected to do so early this year. Palestinian leaders have said the Jerusalem decision means the United States can no longer be an honest broker.

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