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Ex-Politicians Urge EU to Reject US Peace Plan If Palestine Mistreated – Reports

© REUTERS / Juan MedinaA Palestinian refugee holds the flag of Palestine during a protest in Madrid, Spain, July 21, 2015
A Palestinian refugee holds the flag of Palestine during a protest in Madrid, Spain, July 21, 2015 - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A number of high profile former politicians have signed a letter to European governments and the European Union, urging against accepting a US plan for the Middle East if it treats Palestine unfairly, the Guardian newspaper reported on Monday.

"Unfortunately, the current US administration has departed from longstanding US policy," the letter said, as quoted by the newspaper.

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Its signatories include two former NATO heads, six former prime ministers and 25 former foreign ministers.

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This follows the Washington Post newspaper's Sunday reports suggesting that the plan to resolve Israeli-Palestinian tensions, which the administration of US President Donald Trump had been developing for more than two years, may offer Palestine autonomy and economic benefits rather than independence. Meanwhile, the international community has long tried to work out a so-called two-state solution for Palestine and Israel.

US policy on the Middle East has raised concerns across the world after Washington recognized Jerusalem, contested by Palestine, as the capital of Israel.

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