Abbas and Olmert to publicly oppose US peace plan

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will make a joint appearance next week and express opposition to the Trump administration’s peace plan, Channel 12 News’ Ehud Yaari revealed on Thursday.

Their joint press conference reportedly will be held at the same time as the UN Security Council discusses the plan which was unveiled last week, the report, which cited unnamed Palestinian Arab sources, said.

During the press conference, Olmert is expected to say that he opposes the plan and add that he was on the cusp of an agreement with the PA towards the end of his term as Prime Minister.

According to Palestinian Arab sources, what Olmert plans to say is likely to help Abbas garner broad international support for rejecting Trump’s plan, as it would constitute a testimony of a former Israeli Prime Minister that the Palestinian Arabs are not ruling out the possibility of reaching an agreement with Israel as part of negotiations between the parties.


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