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Donald Trump delivers his Middle East peace plan insisting 80 page doc is most detailed yet

DONALD Trump has tonight declared he will bring peace between Israel and Palestine as he handed over an detailed 80-page solution.

The US President said his "realistic" two-state solution - laid out in an 80-page document - is a "win-win opportunity" for both Israel and the Palestinians.

But the announcements were met with protests in Palestine this evening with hundreds of demonstrators burning tires in the streets.

Speaking at the White House alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he said Israel was taking steps towards peace and Palestinians deserved the chance for a better life.

He declared: "Today Israel takes a big step towards peace.

"Young people across the Middle East are ready for a more hopeful future, and governments throughout the region are realizing that terrorism and Islamic extremism are everyone's common enemy."

He went on to say that he has spoken to Israeli leaders and said his "vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides, a realistic two-state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel's security."

The 80-page plan has been presented to Netanyahu.

He added: “It’s been a very long and arduous process to arrive at this moment.

'A BIG STEP TOWARDS PEACE'

"On Sunday I delivered to Prime Minister Netanyahu my vision of peace and prosperity, and a brighter future for Israelis and Palestinians.

"This vision for peace is fundamentally different from past proposals.

"In the past, even the most well intentioned plans were light on factual details and heavy on conceptual frameworks."

Trump says that under his vision, Jerusalem "will remain Israel's undivided, very important capital."

He broke with decades of US foreign policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2017.

The President then ordered the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The move was praised by Netanyahu but rejected by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The status of Jerusalem is ultra-sensitive and has been among the most difficult issues in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967 in moves never recognised by the international community.

It later annexed east Jerusalem and claims the entire city as its capital. The Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Any world leader would face an enormous challenge in seeking to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together for meaningful talks but Trump's new plan sets out to do just that.