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U.S. President set to unveil Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace plan’

President Donald Trump dives into Israel’s tense election on Monday by hosting both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and rival Benny Gantz ahead of unveiling a “peace plan” already rejected by the Palestinians.

The President, overshadowed by his impeachment trial in the Senate and a difficult reelection campaign, has a packed schedule both Monday and Tuesday taking him deep into Israel’s turbulent politics.

Israel goes to the polls in a little over a month, with Mr. Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud and Mr. Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party running neck-and-neck.

On Monday, Mr. Trump greets both men separately for Oval Office talks. Then, on Tuesday, he again hosts Mr. Netanyahu for what is expected to be the official rolling out of the White House’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

A peace plan favoring the Israeli side in the conflict — as critics say the text will show — would demonstrate yet again that Mr. Netanyahu enjoys Mr. Trump’s near-unquestioning support.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly cast himself as the most “pro-Israeli” U.S. President in history.

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