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U.S. ambassador to Israel confirms peace plan delayed by "several months"

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman gives a speech last year. Photo: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that the Trump administration's long-awaited Middle East peace plan would be delayed "for several months" on Sunday, per the Jerusalem Post.

Background: Friedman's comments confirm Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's statement last week that the U.S. had decided to delay the peace plan's release until after Israel's early elections on April 9. The Trump administration has long been coy on when the plan — which President Trump previously said he wanted published by February — will finally be released publicly with Friedman stating in November that it would come at the "appropriate time."

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