11:26 GMT08 July 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Moscow will coordinate with the Palestinian Authority and Israel regarding the response to the "deal of the century" proposed by US President Donald Trump, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

    "We are ready for further constructive group work aimed at sustainable comprehensive settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. We intend to coordinate our actions closely with Palestinian and Israeli colleagues, and, undoubtedly, the countries in the Middle East and North Africa, members of the Middle East Quartet, international mediators, all sides interested in reaching sustainable peace in the Middle East as soon as possible," Maria Zakharova said.
    U.S. President Donald Trump puts his hands on Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's shoulders as they deliver joint remarks on a Middle East peace plan proposal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2020.
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    U.S. President Donald Trump puts his hands on Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's shoulders as they deliver joint remarks on a Middle East peace plan proposal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2020.

    Donald Trump presented the peace deal for Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday. The peace program envisages a demilitarised state of Palestine and $50 billion in investment for the new state. Israel would retain control over the west of Jordan River and have Jerusalem as its capital. Palestine would have the settlement of Abu Dis bordering Jerusalem as its capital.

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    Maria Zakharova, Donald Trump, Mideast peace plan, Palestinian Authority, Israel, Russia
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