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January 17, 2019 11:02 am

White House Envoy Greenblatt Denies Media Report on Details of Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan

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Jason Greenblatt. Photo: Reuters / Amir Cohen / File.

US President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt has strongly denied a media report that claimed to expose details of the administration’s yet-to-be-unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

On Wednesday, Israel’s Channel 13 reported that the proposal included the establishment of a Palestinian state on 90 percent of the West Bank, with a capital in eastern Jerusalem. Also as part of the plan, Israel would annex the major settlement blocs and retain sovereignty over the Old City in Jerusalem, according to the report.

Referring to the Israeli journalist behind the report, Greenblatt unequivocally refuted these claims, tweeting, “While I respect @BarakRavid, his report on Israel’s Ch. 13 is not accurate. Speculation about the content of the plan is not helpful. Very few people on the planet know what is in it… for now.”

“Over the coming period, unnamed sources will peddle narratives to the media & others based on motivations that are far from pure,” Greenblatt added. “Peddling false, distorted or biased stories to the media is irresponsible & harmful to the process. Israelis & Palestinians deserve better.”

“I highly recommend that people listen only to official statements directly from @POTUS, @USAmbIsrael, Jared Kushner, or me about the plan,” he said.

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