Israeli government more focused on helping those who have struggled financially due to the coronavirus outbreak, defense minister says, adding that the Trump plan should be promoted among regional partners.
Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz met with the US Special Envoy for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Monday to discuss the Trump administration’s peace plan and the efforts to move forward with the provisions that would extend Israeli sovereignty to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Gantz told the US officials that the target date of July 1 for the move was not “sacred” and that the Israeli government was more focused on helping those who have struggled financially due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking with reporters as he met the US officials, Gantz said: “President Donald Trump’s plan is a historic development and it serves as the right platform through which we can move the peace process in the Middle East forward. It should be promoted with our regional strategic partners and the Palestinians in order to reach a framework that would be to everyone’s benefit in a responsible, proportional and reciprocal way.”
Originally posted at israelhayom.com