U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an effort to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel.
The main points of the plan include:
■ Two states, while safeguarding Israel’s security
■ A committee will draw up a detailed map as a basis for negotiations
■ A four-year freeze on Israeli settlement construction
■ Jerusalem will be Israel’s capital
■ Palestinian capital will be in East Jerusalem in neighborhoods beyond the barrier
In exchange, Israel would agree to accept a four-year freeze on new settlement activity while Palestinian statehood is negotiated.
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