WASHINGTON — No formal framework for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians has been set up following US President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East last week, but the president wants to get going with peace efforts, the State Department said Tuesday. It praised a package of Israeli proposals to improve the West Bank economy, and said it looked forward to more.
“No formal mechanisms have yet been established,” Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones told reporters.
Jones, who accompanied US Secretary of Rex Tillerson on the Middle East portion of the trip, said that Trump told both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that he wanted the parties to start moving forward on peace.
Leave a Reply