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CBS News 29 Jan 2020

Palestinians reject Trump's Middle East peace plan

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CBS News correspondent Seth Doane traveled to the Palestinian city of Ramallah to get reaction to President Trump's Middle East peace plan. Palestinians oppose the deal, but Seth found reaction on the streets to be muted.


President Trump's new Middle East peace plan is making its way around the world, winning praise and support from some parts of Europe. One America's Jack Posobiec sat down with Hungary's foreign minister to learn more.
Palestine's PM: Trump's Middle East Plan 'insult' to Palestinians
Mohammad Shtayyeh on the 'deal of the century' and why it 'erodes' possibility for peace between Palestine and Israel.
29 Feb 2020 09:53 GMT Israeli - Palestinian conflict, Palestine, Israel, Donald Trump, Middle East


US President Donald Trump describes his Middle East peace plan as "the deal of the century".

But Palestinians call it the "Swiss cheese" plan rather than a solution for a sovereign Palestinian state.

So what will happen now?

We explore the next steps for the Middle East peace process with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, on Talk to Al Jazeera.
Jonathan Broder covered the Middle East as a foreign correspondent and currently a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine. Matthew RJ Brodsky is a Senior Fellow with the Gold Institute for International Strategy and the Security Studies Group. Graeme Bannerman is the founder of Bannerman Associates and a former Middle East analyst for the US State Department. Ali Abunimah is an author and co-founder of "The Electronic Intifada."
In a speech before the United Nations Security Council, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged President Trump to disavow his Mideast peace plan and seek a return to negotiations based on existing UN resolutions. Those resolutions call for a two-state solution broadly following pre-1967 borders. For more we turn to CGTN's Stephanie Freid in Tel Aviv.

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