The Trump administration will ask Israel to withdraw from four Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, which will likely become the capital of a future Palestinian state, US officials told Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman during his visit to Washington last week.  The transfer of control over the neighborhoods – Jebl Mukabar, Isawiya, Shuafat and Abu Dis – was presented to Liberman as just one piece of the larger peace plan the administration has been working on over the last year. Israel, the

officials indicated, would be expected to accept the plan once it is presented despite the potentially painful concessions.  News of the demand come less than two weeks before the US Embassy officially moves to Jerusalem on May 14.  The full plan is expected to be unveiled shortly after the embassy moves. US officials categorically denied the report, speaking to The Jerusalem Post. President Donald Trump’s plan has not yet been completed but has entered its final stages of development. READ MORE