Officials in Washington told Reuters on Thursday that there was as yet no final decision on the next steps for implementing the Trump Middle East peace plan after three days of discussions at the White House – in part of which president Trump was present. They were held in the light of PM Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision to launch on July 1 his plan for the application of Israeli sovereignty over parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. One US official said further analysis and discussions were needed before a final US determination.
DEBKAfile: US adviser Avi Berkowitz will return to Jerusalem with Ambassador David Friedman for “further talks” with Netanyahu. They may try to persuade him to modify his plan.