Conway added that conversations regarding Israel’s decision to annex 30% of the West Bank and the entire Jordan Valley are currently ongoing.
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She added that conversations regarding Israel’s decision to annex 30% of the West Bank and the entire Jordan Valley – as it’s laid out in the peace plan – are currently ongoing and that the president will “obviously” make an announcement with regard to that soon.
“We are having conversations, there are conversations being had. Obviously the president will have an announcement. He’s talked about this in the past, and I’ll leave it to him to give you a big analysis, and very happy these talks continue,” she added
Trump’s peace plan would allow Israel to extend sovereignty to 30% of the West Bank, including all settlements and the Jordan Valley. The rest would be reserved for the Palestinians for four years, during which they would be expected to meet certain conditions – stopping incitement and payments to terrorists, giving citizens civil rights – before establishing a state and receiving a massive aid package.
“He’s concerned that we’ve had thousands and thousands of years of turmoil there and I know that many of you reported at the time,” Conway said, as she pointed to another section of the lawn. “Because I stood over there and talked about it, about two and a half years ago. The same thing was predicted, that there would be mayhem and murder and death and destruction.”
“When [the president] pulled out of the Paris Accords, ‘we’re all going to die,’ the next day we’re going to melt to death. He moves the embassy to Jerusalem, ‘the Arab world is going to disappear,’ thank God that wasn’t true. There is always this scare tactic, shock the conscience tactic, of all the bad that’s going to happen.”
They will also discuss whether to give Netanyahu a green light to move forward even if Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz does not agree, because the prime minister has enough votes without Gantz, who supports a smaller sovereignty push. Trump is expected to make a decision on the matter.
Lahav Harkov and Zachary Keyser contributed to this report.