Donald Trump has released a proposed map for a peace plan between Israel and the Palestinian, which sets up a still long-shot chance for a recognised Palestinian state.

The map, which the president posted on his Twitter account, would establish a country with a capital in East Jerusalem, as well as a tunnel connecting the West Bank to a separate portion of the country along the shores of the Mediterranean.

"This is what a future State of Palestine can look like, with a capital in parts of East Jerusalem," Mr Trump wrote in posts in English and Arabic.

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The plan marks the latest attempt by an American president's administration to broker a deal in the conflict that dates back to the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.

The effort has been led by White house adviser Jared Kushner, who is Mr Trump's son-in-law and a former real estate magnate.

In a live interview on Al Jazeera that was broadcast with contemporaneous translation into Arabic, Mr Kushner dodged questions about whether the plan would give the Palestinian people autonomy, saying instead that the plan gives Palestinians "opportunity", should they agree to and read the plan.

"The status quo is broken [and] the Palestinian people are on a really bad trajectory," Mr Kushner said.

He added: "We have given them an opportunity, and I hope they read this plan."

Mr Kushner, who is himself Jewish, had taken the responsibility on soon after Mr Trump took the Oval Office, alongside other official duties including promoting American innovation, the US opioid crisis and arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

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