Washington D.C., Jan 28, 2020 / 14:00 pm
President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed a new peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday. The plan includes an independent Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem.
Trump said Jan. 28 that the plan offers a "win-win opportunity for both sides" and a "realistic two-state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel's security."
"This is the first time Israel has authorized the release of a conceptual map, illustrating the territorial consequences it's willing to make for the cause of peace," said Trump. "And they've gone a long way. This is an unprecedented and highly significant development."
Netanyahu, who was in Washington on Tuesday for the unveiling of the plan, also used the term "realistic" when describing the proposal and said that it "strikes the right balance where others have failed."