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US to reveal ‘Deal of the Century’ to Israel next week

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Russia's President Vladimir Putin (not seen) after their bilateral meeting in Helsinki, Finland on 16 July, 2018 [Stringer/Anadolu Agency]
US President Donald Trump [Stringer/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli public radio said on Friday that the US administration would reveal the details of its “Deal of the Century” to Israel next week.

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US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, is scheduled to travel to the region to meet with Israeli officials and reveal the details of the US plan, Quds Press reported.

The so-called ‘Deal of the Century’ is claimed by Trump’s Administration to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but has been seen as a way to push the Palestinians to make concessions. The relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem was thought to be just one part of the plan.

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The Palestinian Authority (PA), along with all Palestinian factions, have voiced their rejection to the Deal. They condemned the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem and President Trump’s announcement that the city would act as the united capital of Israel.

The Deal is thought to aim to set up a regional alliance, including Israel and the Arab states, to fight those countries which reject US and Israeli policies in the Middle East, Quds Press said.

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