Mideast envoy says White House may postpone releasing peace plan

Mideast envoy says White House may postpone releasing peace plan
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President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in 'honor' of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG's pursuit of Trump MORE's special envoy Jason Greenblatt said Sunday at the the Jerusalem Post's Annual Conference that the administration may delay the release of its Middle East peace plan until November.

He said the political component to the plan for peace could be postponded until a new Israeli government is formed, around Nov. 6, according to The Jerusalem Post. He said the delay is because of Israel's election. 


“Now we are focusing on [the] Bahrain [workshop],” he said, according to The Post. He also declined to share details of the peace plan. 

Last month, the White House announced that it would an economic conference dubbed "Peace to Prosperity" aiming to spur investment in the Middle East, especially the West Bank and Gaza, as part of its peace plan. 

Kushner said in April that the full plan will not be released until June at the earliest. 

Speaking at the Sunday conference, Greenblatt also said that he agrees with a remark by Ambassador David Friedman who said last week that Israel has the right to annex “some” of the West Bank

“I support his comment,” said Greenblatt “I will let David’s comment stand for itself.”