Wednesday, February 28, 2018


It looks like Trump's peace plan, if you can call it that, turns Palestine into a dominion of Israel, much like Ireland after partition, which led to a civil war. East Jerusalem, not Ramallah, is to be the capital of the Palestinian state but only under certain conditions (though whether the US embassy will be in East Jerusalem instead of Ramallah is unclear). US to finance the new Palestinian state with $40 billion, but Israel retains the settlements. But the Ireland comparison is due to the suggestion of limited sovereignty.

From this limited information the plan is definitely pro-Israel.

But what else would you expect from Bomber "nobody loves and is more loyal to Israel than me" Trump and IDF-loving Jared Kushner?

Two days after EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini warned the US against taking false steps on the peace process, the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat report Wednesday that the plan Washington is hammering out calls for a demilitarized Palestinian state with limited sovereignty and borders that do not match the 1967 lines.

According to the Saudi paper published in London, the Arab states are unhappy with the framework and are trying to change it before it is presented.

[source : Report: US peace plan divides Jerusalem, keeps Israeli settlement blocs, Jerusalem Post,, 28th February 2018]

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