Palestinians fear ‘deal of the century’ will finish off their state
[DAWN] The US blueprint to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, still in draft form after almost two years, is seen by Paleostinians, and by some Arab officials and politicians, as a plan to finish off the Paleostinian cause.
The initiative, driven by Jared Kushner, Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s son-in-law and White House adviser, was billed by the US president as the "deal of the century".
While its precise outlines have yet to be revealed, Paleostinian and Arab sources who have been briefed on the draft plan say Kushner has jettisoned the two-state solution ‐ the long-standing US and international formula that envisages an independent Paleostinian state alongside Israel in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gazoo.
After several postponements, Washington plans a first formal outing of the economic components of the plan at a "Peace for Prosperity" workshop in Bahrain in June.
The plan faces possible delays due to political upheaval in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu must fight another election after failing to form a government.
Kushner and Trump, with backgrounds in real estate rather than diplomacy, seem to be approaching this hitherto insoluble conflict as a transaction, three Arab officials briefed on the plan said.
If the politics keep failing, the reasoning seems to be, then try dangling tens of billions of dollars before the Paleostinians and Israel’s Arab neighbours and do a deal that could unlock prosperity for the Paleostinians and security for Israel, these officials said.
Politically, the deal envisages an expansion of Gazoo into part of northern Egypt, under Egyptian control, Palestinian officials briefed on the plan said.
Paleostinians would be left with a smaller share of the West Bank and some areas on the outskirts of Jerusalem and no control over their borders.
Western and Arab sources confirmed the outline of the plan.
Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s Middle East envoy, said "rumours" about an expansion into Egypt’s Sinai desert were false. He declined to give details of the political plan before it is released.
Posted by: Fred 2019-06-02