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Trump defends his unilateral Middle East plan; excludes Palestine

President Donald Trump said alongside visiting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday that his Israeli-Palestinian peace plan has a "chance", despite being flatly rejected by the Palestinians. The Palestine conflict has been going on for almost seven decades and several US Presidents have attempted to establish peace between Israel and Palestine but failed. However, Trump is the first US President who wishes to 'solve' the problem without even involving the victim party in the scenario.

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President Trump’s bias with respect to the Israel-Palestine conflict has become more clear as he plans to unveil a ‘solution’ to the quagmire without taking the Palestinians into confidence.

The US President’s decision to unilaterally recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and subsequently opening a US Embassy there was criticized by leaders all over the world, with calls for declaration of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine as a response.

The Israel-Palestine conflict has been going on for almost seven decades and several US Presidents have attempted to establish peace between Israel and Palestine but failed. However, Trump is the first US President who wishes to ‘solve’ the problem without even involving the victim party in the scenario.

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AFP with additional input from GVS News Desk

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