trump Releases Mideast Peace Plan That Strongly Favors Israel
The plan would discard the longtime goal of granting the Palestinians a full-fledged state. President Trump called it “a win-win” for both sides; Palestinian leaders immediately rejected it.
By Michael Crowley and David M. Halbfinger
Published Jan. 28, 2020Updated Feb. 4, 2020
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan with a flourish, releasing a proposal that would give Israel most of what it has sought over decades of conflict while offering the Palestinians the possibility of a state with limited sovereignty.
Mr. Trump’s plan would guarantee that Israel would control a unified Jerusalem as its capital and not require it to uproot any of the settlements in the West Bank that have provoked Palestinian outrage and alienated much of the world. Mr. Trump promised to provide $50 billion in international investment to build the new Palestinian entity and open an embassy in its new state.
Trump’s Proposal for a Palestinian State
Note: Boundaries are approximate and based on available data provided by the White House, some of which was obscured. The administration is proposing that Israeli settlements in the West Bank become the site of future Israeli “enclaves.”
Source: White House
by the new-york-times-28/01/2020
“My vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides, a realistic two-state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel’s security,” the president said at a White House ceremony that demonstrated the one-sided state of affairs: He was flanked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel but no counterpart from the Palestinian leadership, which is not on speaking terms with the Trump administration.