New Israeli FM Ashkenazi: Trump Peace Plan a Historic Opportunity to Shape Israel’s Future

Israel’s new Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast plan is a “historic opportunity to shape the future of the State of Israel for decades to come.”

Speaking at ceremony at the Foreign Ministry, Ashkenazi said Trump’s plan will be pushed forward “responsibly, in coordination with the United States while safeguarding peace agreements and Israel’s strategic interests.”

The new foreign minister also said he saw improving ties with Jordan and Egypt as greatly important. “They are most important allies in dealing with challenges in the region,” he said.

Ashkenazi assumed his new position as Israel’s 35th government was sworn in on Sunday.