17 Iyyar 5778
32 Days of the Omer
With all that is going on with Syria, N Korea, Iran, Russia and China, this is what the Trump administration is focused on?
Israeli official says Israel should welcome Trump peace plan
Deputy minister for diplomacy in the PMO says Israel should accept Trump's peace plan 'with an open mind, if not open arms,' stressing there never was a better ally to Israel in the White House.
A top Israel official said Monday that his government has never had a more favorable ally in the White House than Donald Trump and therefore it should welcome his administration's forthcoming peace plan regardless of its content.
Michael Oren, the deputy minister for diplomacy in the prime minister's office, said the US president's much-anticipated plan will undoubtedly require Israeli concessions, but that Israel would be foolish to reject it.
"I have never known a team to be more favorably disposed to us," Oren, a former Israeli ambassador to Washington, told foreign journalists. "My own feeling is to strongly recommend that the Israeli government accept this plan with an open mind, if not open arms, that we engage with it energetically and that we certainly don't reject it out of hand."