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The Trump Peace Plan, Anyone?

Reader comment on item: Trump's Mideast 'Deal of the Century' May Be a Raw One for Israel

Submitted by G Marcus (United States), Jan 24, 2019 at 00:13

The PA doesn't want it, they prefer the status quo (without Israel's military presence Hamas would inevitably take over and Fatah leadership would be toast);

Israel doesn't want it, she prefers the status quo (indefensible borders and West Bank under Hamas rule are certainly not security options);

Trump doesn't want it, he prefers the status quo (why propose something he knows will get rejected and discredit his presidency?);

Jordan doesn't want it, she prefers the status quo (a strong Palestinian state would undermine the Hashemite regime and eventually take over Jordan with its Palestinian majority);

Saudi/Gulf states and Egypt don't want it, they prefer the status quo (as the only military power that, with US support, can defeat the Mullah regime, they desperately need Israel's help on Iran);

So who wants it?

Nobody!

See, finally we have an Agreement in the Middle East...

This must be "as good as its gets" for Arab-Israel coexistence and stability in a most dysfunctional region!!!


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Cant read article [51 words]jamesFeb 4, 2019 00:38247515
No Worries [61 words]Eric SlatonJan 30, 2019 15:39247426
Here We Go Again [199 words]Barry BlackJan 26, 2019 09:56247351
1Harping again on the same string [393 words]PrashantJan 26, 2019 02:14247344
Time Is On Their Side [83 words]Barry BlackJan 30, 2019 10:25247344
It is unlikely that the Palestinians will accept, in principle, that the major settlements will be part of Israel [49 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Anon.Jan 24, 2019 19:19247330
The Deal of the Last Century - Yawn [77 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
DaveJan 24, 2019 06:59247321
1The Trump Peace Plan, Anyone? [161 words]G MarcusJan 24, 2019 00:13247315
Oh Boy! [6 words]Barry BlackJan 28, 2019 14:14247315
Comment Continued [60 words]Barry BlackJan 28, 2019 14:44247315

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