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June 11, 2018 9:35 am

Ambassador to Israel Back in US to Prep Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

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US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks at the official opening ceremony of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

JNS.org – US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has been called back to Washington to help the Trump administration prepare to present its forthcoming Middle East peace plan.

The US Embassy in Israel confirmed Friedman had returned to the US and said that while in Washington, Friedman would be meeting with State Department and White House officials.

Friedman had been set to attend the American Jewish Congress’ Global Forum in Jerusalem on Sunday but was forced to cancel his attendance at the last minute after being called back to the US for urgent discussions on the peace process, according to AJC donor Jeffrey Aronson.

Upon entering the White House last year, President Donald Trump vowed to broker “the ultimate peace deal” between Israelis and Palestinians, but the prospect of a deal seems unlikely in the region’s current climate.

Palestinian leaders rejected the US as a peace broker in December after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and later relocated the US Embassy to the city.

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