Report: US plans to reveal Israeli-Palestinian peace outline after Jerusalem embassy opening

The US is reportedly expected to reveal a new outline for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process after the US embassy opening in Jerusalem. The plan will include compensation to the Palestinians, a senior political source told Hadashot.

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Netanyahu and Jared Kushner Photo Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO
The new American outline for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal will be revealed after the American embassy opening in Jerusalem and will include compensation to the Palestinians, a high-ranking source told Hadashot news on Saturday.

The compensation is meant to bring the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, said the source. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to arrive in Israel today. Pompeo was confirmed last week by the Senate, and unlike his predecessor, Rex Tillerson, he seems interested in playing an active role in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

 On Friday, US President Donald Trump said that he may visit Israel for the Jerusalem embassy opening in May, taking Israeli officials by surprise. Trump’s comment about his possible appearance at the ceremony was surprising since there is no plan for such a visit and Trump is not included in the list of attendees provided by the Americans, Hadashot news reported.

Trump also talked about the low moving costs of the embassy. According to the President, his suggestion to use and remodel a pre-existing building reduced the costs from $1 billion and the duration of the move to only three months.

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