Both Israel and Palestine are convinced Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan

Both Israeli and Palestinian officials believe President Donald Trump is prepping a big Middle East peace plan that could be unveiled within weeks.

Meetings at the UN General Assembly last week convinced both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Trump was serious about a peace plan.

In a sideline meeting at the UN before Abbas’ address to the body, Trump reportedly told the Palestinian leader that the US is close to putting the final touches on a plan, according to Shlomi Eldar, writing in Al-Monitor.

“It was a good talk, perhaps the best President Abbas has had with Trump,” an anonymous Palestinian source told Al-Monitor.

The Palestinian leader appears to take Trump seriously. The Palestinian Authority — which governs the Palestinian territories — has agreed to wait for the US proposal before taking any significant diplomatic steps, according to Haaretz.

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