Johnson clashes with Corbyn at PMQs over Trump's 'Deal Of The Century'
Johnson clashes with Corbyn at PMQs over Trump's 'Deal Of The Century'
US Leader Trump Presents Mideast Peace Plan
30 January, 2020, 00:25
The plan put forth by Trump is the most generous and detailed proposal ever offered to Israel, and is a hit among Netanyahu's right-wing base as well as Trump's evangelical Christian supporters in the United States.
"It is a non-starter", said Steven Cook, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Palestinian authorities rejected the terms of the deal.
Trump announced the details of the so-called "deal of the century" on Tuesday after consulting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival Benny Gantz - and in the noted absence of Palestinian representatives who have boycotted the plan since 2017.
The Jordan Valley, making up some 20 percent of the West Bank, were seized by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and controlled ever since despite worldwide criticism.
"I urge him (Corbyn), rather than being so characteristically negative, to reach out to his friends, my friends, our friends in the Palestinian Authority, to Mahmoud Abbas, for whom I have the highest respect, and urge him for once to engage in this initiative, to get talking, rather than to leave a political vacuum". As a result, Palestinians have been quick to reject the plan, and the global community seems unlikely to back it either.
The Trump administration spent three years working on the 80-page plan.
Donald Trump'shighly controversial deal with Israel backs the Israeli government's position on almost all of the most contentious issues in its decades-old occupation of Palestine.
What's left - the areas to the east and the north of the barrier - would become available for a capital of a future Palestinian state according to the plan.
But such drastic moves would risk further undermining the worldwide consensus around solving the conflict, which largely supports the Palestinians' goal of an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war.
The building of the Parliament of the Palestinian Authority in Abu Dis
The foundation for our vision is a two-state solution and mutual recognition.
Robert Satloff of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy welcomed what he called a dose of "realism" in the long intractable conflict. Kushner accused them at the time of making a strategic mistake.
He said it might even improve things, if Israel grants residents citizenship and allows them to build freely.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said the plan was no more than a way to, in his words, "finish off the Palestinian cause". Hamas, the Islamist militant group which controls Gaza, said "all options are open" but refrained from firing rockets.
However, a map of what the two state solution could look like shows a disjointed Palestinian state with Israeli and Palestinian enclaves linked to their respective states by what the plan calls "pragmatic transportation solutions", including bridges, tunnels and roads.
The 10-year economic plan was announced in June 2019, calling for Palestinian projects worth $27.5 billion in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, and $9.1 billion, $7.4 billion, and $6.3 billion for Palestinians in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, respectively. "Whether intended or not, this plan seems likely to hasten the day when it changes from a struggle for an independent state to a South Africa-like struggle for rights", she said.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Arab states that are close US allies, said they appreciated Trump's efforts and called for renewed negotiations without commenting on the plan's content. Ambassadors from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Oman attended the unveiling, in a tacit sign of support.
"A thousand no's", said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in response.
Trump pre-empted the protest during his announcement, saying that Palestinians would reject the plan, but that eventually, once they realise that it's in their own interests, they'll come to the table.
To the extent that the plan, at least on paper, calls for two states, it may attract some global support or at least be immune to outright rejection.
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