President Donald Trump will present the broad details of a vaguely defined Middle East peace plan to Arab leaders at an upcoming meeting at Camp David, according to Israeli media report.
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner begins a Middle East Trip that will take him to six countries Thursday in Jerusalem.
The discussion of the plan would take place in advance of Israel’s Sept. 17 snap elections, a potential boost meant to showcase Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as having continued influence on the world stage. However Netanyahu is not expected to attend.
Kushner is set to hold meetings in Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Hebrew-language daily paper reported.
The White House did not immediately confirm the report that Trump will pitch a plan son-in-law Jared Kushner has been working on since the start of the administration.
President Donald Trump plans to sketch out his administration’s Middle East peace plan to Arab leaders at Camp David before Israel’s Sept. 17 elections, according to a report out of Israel
A White House official told DailyMail.com: ‘No summit has currently been planned. The Middle East team will report back to POTUS, VP, Sec State and NSA upon returning to discuss the many potential next steps to expand upon the success of the Bahrain workshop,’ the official said, using acronyms for the president, vice president, secretary of state, and the National Security Agency.
Netanyahu will not attend, in a move to ease domestic pressures and pave the way for Arab leaders to go, according to Bloomberg. Trump is expected to present a general plan without getting into details.
Trump announced a new plan for recognizing the Golan Heights in a boost to Netanyahu before the previous election in April, although the embattled Israeli leader was unable to form a coalition government, leading to the new elections.
Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner begins a six-country Middle East tour Thursday
President Donald Trump welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) before their meeting at the White House in Washington, United States on April 3, 2017
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner stands among Saudi officials as President Donald Trump talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC
The White House did not immediately confirm the report that Trump will pitch a plan son-in-law Jared Kushner has been working on since the start of the administration
The move comes as Israel announced its plan to build 6,000 additional homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, although it also announced a plan to build housing for 700 Palestinians. The Palestinians blasted the move as showing a ‘colonial mentality.’
Camp David is the home of the historic 1978 Camp David Accords signed between Israel and Egypt. Trump has made occasional use of the presidential retreat, although he far more often visits golf courses he owns in Florida and New Jersey.