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Trump’s Israeli/Palestinian Peace Plan.

Trump’s Israeli/Palestinian Peace Plan.

Trump, in what is not a surprise, has moved to present the Israeli/Palestinian peace plan. The plan was accepted with a standing ovation from our ally Israel and was shown to have support by everyone other than Iran, and it’s proxies, terrorists, and the Palestinians.

President Trump will push for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as he unveils the details of his administration’s much-awaited Middle East peace plan Tuesday.

Trump announced the proposal alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during remarks in the East Room of the White House at noon Tuesday. Odds of the peace plan taking shape are long, given that the Palestinians have preemptively rejected the proposal.

This is a departure of what was offered in the past; it’s evident from 70+ years of failure the ways of the past weren’t going to succeed, Trump has decided, like much of how he is dealing with things there, to change the goalposts and offer the carrot at the end of the stick if the Palestinian authority plays along.

White House officials described the plan as realistic and said Israel is prepared to act. According to White House officials, the plan calls for a two-state solution, including the state of Israel and the “future” state of Palestine.

Under the plan, the Palestinians would have to reach specific benchmarks to achieve a state. Those benchmarks include rooting out terrorism, stopping what they call “pay to slay,” implementing steps toward free speech, and other political reforms.

In Trump’s remarks, he said that Jerusalem will remain the undivided capital of Israel, that this administration has worked with Jordan to allow all faiths access to holy sites, such as the Temple Mount.

Part of the deal was the US and its allies would inject $50 billion into the economy of the Palestinian territory, would create a million jobs, to aid in picking up the economy in Palestinian territory.

The US will offer aid to aid Abbas in ridding Gaza and other areas of Hamas and other terrorist groups.

So far, the Abbas and the Palestinian Authority have outright rejected the Trump peace plan. Still, Trump gathered in many of the Arab nations who have traditionally supported the Palestinian Authority; this could put additional pressure on Abbas and the others to accept a deal or face possible cut off of funds they depend on from their fellow Arab nations.

The division will be as follows:

(You can see from the first map what the current division is, the lower map is the plan presented by Trump.)

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This does allow the Palestinian Authority to place their capital in East Jerusalem, but not until they meet specific requirements. While some land is passed to Israel, land from Israel is also given to the Palestinian Authority, for the most part, this is along the Egyptian border.

This does not promise that the Palestinians will go along with this, nor that Abbas will take the deal offered, but if he doesn’t, he could find his support closing in around him as Arab nations that have supported him in the past start to pull back their support.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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