Trump unveils Mideast plan after Netanyahu indicted — Live updates


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Israel’s opposition Blue and White party, led by Benny Gantz, has endorsed President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, but said that it should be led by someone who is not facing serious criminal charges — a reference to the indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just hours before the announcement of the plan.

“President Trump’s Peace Plan provides a strong, viable basis for advancing a peace accord with the Palestinians, while preserving the existing arrangements between Israel and Jordan and Egypt, and enabling their expansion to additional countries in the region,” the party said in a statement Tuesday night.

“In order for implementation to be possible, Israel must move forward toward a strong and stable government, led by an individual who can direct the fullness of his time and energy toward ensuring the country’s security and its future, rather than by a defendant facing serious charges of bribery, who would be entirely steeped in his personal and legal interests.”

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