President Donald Trump’s administration promised the United Arab Emirates that the U.S. wouldn’t recognize an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank until January 2024 at the earliest, the Times of Israel reported, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter.

The time frame would cover most of Trump’s second term, if he is re-elected. The Trump administration is hoping to use the possibility of backing the annexation during the final year as leverage to bring the Palestinians to the negotiating table, the website said.

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Kushner Says U.S. Got Assurances From Netanyahu on Annexation

The White House and UAE officials in Washington and New York declined to comment, the Times of Israel said. Read more at NEWSMAX.