Palestinian official says U.S. will never present Middle East peace planEchoing deep scepticism among the Palestinians, Arab countries and analysts, Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian chief negotiator, said that the Trump administration was siding with Israel on the core issues of the decades-old conflict, burying all chances for Middle East peace. Doubts have mounted over whether Trump's administration can secure what he has called the "ultimate deal" since December, when the U.S. President recognized Jerusalem as Israelís capital and then moved the U.S. Embassy there. Jerusalem is one of the major issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.