Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said on Saturday (Jan 25) he had accepted an invitation to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.
Netanyahu went on to say that "over the past three years I have had countless conversations with President Trump, a great friend of the State of Israel, and with his staff, about Israel's vital interests, about our security and about our righteousness".
The timing of the publication of the U.S. peace plan, or the "Deal of the Century" as dubbed by Trump, is controversial.
"We call on the worldwide community to not be partners in this (plan) because it contravenes global law", Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh told journalists ahead of a weekly cabinet meeting.
Palestinian leaders boycotted meetings with Trump's representatives after a series of administration steps they saw as overtly pro-Israel. In fact it's overly good to them. "I am going to Washington with a great sense of objective, great responsibility and a great chance, and I am hopeful we can make history".
"I wish to thank President Trump for his dedication and determination in defending the security interests that both Israel and the United States share", Gantz said.
Although expressed in complimentary terms, Gantz's remarks on the Trump administration's proposal for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, about which he said he had been widely informed, were filled with subtle warnings and referred to their potential rather than probability. or certainty. of his success. It's been worked on by everybody and we'll see whether or not it catches hold.
Mr. Trump a year ago had hoped to release his secret proposal aimed at triggering negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, but was forced to delay it as Mr. Netanyahu struggled to form a governing coalition.
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These include breaking with worldwide diplomatic consensus to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which were seized from neighboring Syria, and ending opposition to Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
Netanyahu has been flirting with plans to annex the Jordan Valley as well as Jewish settlements across the West Bank.
The cuts were widely seen as a means of pressuring the Palestinian leadership to come back to the negotiating table. Netanyahu faces corruption charges and an national election on March 2, his third in less than a year.
They ranged from recognizing the contested city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving the U.S. Embassy there, to closing Palestinian diplomatic offices in Washington and cutting funding to Palestinian aid programs.
Shortly before Gantz spoke, Netanyahu issued a statement lauding Trump and saying "an opportunity such as this comes once in history and can not be missed".
Having both Israeli leaders present removes the domestic Israeli political tensions, said a US source familiar with internal deliberations.
Trump first announced his "deal of the century" immediately after he was voted into office in 2016, in an interview by The New York Times on November 23.