Senior German lawmakers have sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Norbert Roettgen, a senior lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said the plan was driven by domestic political concerns.

“The so-called #PeacePlan is to the detriment of #Palestine and presented as an ultimatum depicts a setback in the conflict. It is primarily a contribution to the ongoing election campaigns in the #USA & #Israel and a welcome diversion from domestic crises in both states,” he said on Twitter.

Ralf Stegner, a prominent politician

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