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Israeli-Palestinian peace bids

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to present to Israeli leaders details of his long-delayed peace plan.

Palestinians have already dismissed the plan, without having seen it, accusing the Trump administration of pro-Israel bias.

A peace plan favoring the Israeli side in the conflict, as critics say, would demonstrate yet again that Netanyahu enjoys the US president’s support.

Trump has repeatedly cast himself as the most “pro-Israeli” American president in history.

The initiative follows a history of peace efforts that have failed to overcome decades of distrust and violence.

Last Thursday, Trump described the still-unpublished plan as “great” and said it “really would work.”

Netanyahu said before leaving for Washington that Trump would “present his deal of the century… I’m full of hope that we can make history.”

That seems unlikely, however, because the other principal player in the conflict; the Palestinians, say they are rejecting a plan in which they were never included anyway.

The fact that they are not invited to the White House this week appears to underline their point.

On Sunday, Palestinian leaders warned that the plan could trigger more conflicts and work against Israeli-Palestinian relations.

The Palestinian foreign ministry said in a statement on Sunday,

“The US administration will not find a single Palestinian who supports this project,”

“Trump’s plan is the plot of the century to liquidate the Palestinian cause.”