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Trump's long-awaited Middle East peace plan is coming after Ramadan, Jared Kushner says

Senior White House advisor Jared Kushner said Tuesday that the Trump administration will put forward its long-awaited plan for peace in the Middle East after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in early June.

Kushner, who is also the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, provided few details about the plan to reconcile the disputes between Israelis and Palestinians. But he assured that the proposal itself is “very detailed” and will hopefully represent a “comprehensive vision” for peace.

“We were getting ready at the end of last year” to unveil the plan, but that rollout was interrupted by Israeli election, Kushner said during an interview at the TIME 100 Summit in New York City on Tuesday morning.

“Prime Minister Netanyahu had a great victory and he’s in the middle of forming his coalition, and once that’s done we’ll probably be in the middle of Ramadan, so we’ll wait until after Ramadan and then we’ll put our plan out,” Kushner said.

Asked whether the plan would call for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine, Kushner declined to say, but added that “we are going to lay that out very clearly” in the report.

Kushner also said he would be sending an immigration plan to Trump by next week.

The president congratulated his son-in-law in a tweet shortly following the interview.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.


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