The White House will reportedly place its long-awaited “deal of the century” peace plan for the Middle East on hold in light of upcoming Israeli elections. Israel’s Channel 2 News reported on Monday that the Trump Administration’s proposal, set to be unveiled early 2019, may be delayed due to Israel’s current political events.
Earlier on Monday, Israel’s governing coalition voted unanimously to dissolve parliament (the Knesset) and call for snap elections. The coalition said in a statement that elections would be held April 9 of next year, about seven months before the original date.
A senior US official told local media agencies that Israel’s early elections are “one of many factors we are considering in evaluating the timing of the release of the peace plan.” Though the details of the plan have yet to be divulged to the public, US Ambassador to Israel Jason Greenblatt previously stated that “neither side” will see all of their demands fulfilled.