Trump to meet Israeli PM, rival before peace plan rollout


WASHINGTON (AP)- President Donald Trump is holding back-to-back meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger.

Monday’s meetings come ahead of the unveiling of the U.S. administration’s much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Netanyahu and challenger Benny Gantz are set to face off in national elections in less than a month.

The White House meetings also come amid much speculation over whether the Mideast plan has any chance for success since the Palestinians haven’t been consulted and have preemptively rejected any proposal from a White House it considers biased toward Israel.

The planso-called “Deal of the Century” is expected to be very favorable to Israel.