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Abbas under pressure to accept Trump's 'ultimate' deal

The United States is making efforts to push US President Donald Trump's vision for the Palestinian-Israeli peace process using Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a pressure point.
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20:  In this handout provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly September 20, 2017 in New York City. World leaders are gathered for the General Assembly.  (Photo by Thaer Ghanaim/PPO via Getty Images)

As all attempts to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict faltered over the past years, the current US administration seems adamant about making efforts to reach a peaceful solution.

On Nov. 6, President Mahmoud Abbas was summoned to make an urgent visit to Saudi Arabia, where he was told that the US administration has started developing a new blueprint to end the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis through an “ultimate deal” offered by US President Donald Trump and his team based on the peaceful principle of the two-state solution.

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