The Trump administration has completed its much-anticipated ‘Deal of the Century’ framework for a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Fox News reported Sunday, citing two senior administration officials.
According to the report, the final draft of the Middle East peace plan runs between 175 and 200 pages in length. The full text has only been shown to a handful of people – less than five – the two senior Trump administration officials say.
President Trump has been briefed on the plan, and approved the “parameters” of the framework. “The plan is done... [the president] is happy with the parameters of the deal,” one senior administration official told Fox News.
The White House will likely hold onto the plan until after the Israeli elections, scheduled for April 9th, officials say. One senior administration official said the plan was drafted keeping Israeli security concerns in mind. “We are not going to do anything that threatens Israel’s security,” the official is quoted as saying.
In December, a Trump administration official said the release of the peace plan would be delayed on account of Israel’s snap elections, but added that there were other considerations which prompted the White House to push back the deal’s release.
Israel’s elections, the official said, is just "one of many factors we are considering in evaluating the timing of the release of the peace plan."