“Now, with Israel heading to elections on September 17, and as America has its own major election gearing up, former US diplomats and experts on the region say that Trump’s proposal may not see the light of day any time soon. ‘Obviously, it means putting off until after the government is formed,’ said Ambassador Dennis Ross, a veteran American diplomat who has worked on the Israeli-Palestinian portfolio for decades.

“‘That means, given the timing of the election and the holidays, you’re looking at November,’ Ross told The Times of Israel. ‘Then the question is, how committed is the administration in going ahead at this point, since our own election will be getting underway?’

“…’The question is whether the administration will be prepared to present things that some of their supporters — evangelicals, Orthodox Jews — will be unhappy about,’ Ross said.”

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