President of the United States Donald Trump presented a peace plan in the Middle East, between Israel and Palestine, Reuters wrote. According to the outlet, it is "the result of a three-year effort by Trump senior advisers Jared Kushner and Avi Berkowitz and former adviser Jason Greenblatt".
During his report in the White House, the U.S. leader claimed that Jerusalem remains an integer capital city of Israel; however, he immediately said that the capital of the new state should be located in Eastern Jerusalem.
Israel will have to agree on freezing the construction of settlements on the Palestinian territories for four years. “In doing the map it’s incredibly difficult to try to create contiguity for a Palestinian state based on what’s happened over the past 25 years so if we don’t do this freeze now I think that their chance to ever have a state basically goes away,” said one official in reference to the growth of Jewish settlements.
Trump also stated that his plan to solve the conflict also foresees a solid increase of Palestine-held area.
Besides, Trump offered USD 50 billion of investments into the new Palestinian state. According to the U.S. leader, it could help create a million new jobs.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu called this day a "great one", comparing it with that on May 14, 1948, when U.S. leader Harry Truman recognized new-born Israel on the same day when the state proclaimed independence.