US: No new peace plan on Israel trip

2013-02-07 07:41
Barack Obama (File: AFP)

Barack Obama (File: AFP)

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Washington - The White House says President Barack Obama will not be unveiling a specific new peace proposal when he visits Israel.

The White House announced on Tuesday that Obama would travel to Israel, the West Bank and Jordan, raising the possibility the US would launch a new push to revive the stalled peace process.

But White House spokesperson Jay Carney says that is not the purpose of the trip. He says Obama's visit is timed to coincide with the start of new terms for Obama and for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Earlier on Wednesday, US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said Obama would bring an "urgent" agenda to Israel that includes the situations in Syria and Iran.

The visit will be Obama's first as president to Israel.

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