WASHINGTON — A portion of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan will be presented to a number of allies in the coming weeks in the hope of drumming up the support needed to persuade both sides to come to the table and end the seven-decade conflict, a senior White House official said Thursday.
Senior Trump administration officials will travel to the Middle East later this month, as they seek to unveil the administration’s long-term economic vision for Israel and the Palestinian territories. The official described the economic portion as essential to the success of the highly anticipated political element of the plan, which won’t be revealed to regional allies at this time.
“We understand that if the political aspect of it is not solid, the economic aspect is meaningless,” the official said. “But at the same time, the political aspect will not succeed without a proper economic plan.”
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, and his chief Israeli-Palestinian negotiator, Jason Greenblatt, will be among the officials traveling to at least half a dozen countries with the aim of garnering commitments from those capitals to the proposal.
An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com.
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