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what should follow from "its peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan"

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Submitted by myth (Germany), Apr 10, 2019 at 09:37

This plan's focus on the West-Bank ignores Israel's "peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan". What should follow from these treaties is a decisive action from those two countries. Jordan should take back the West Bank. Egypt should take back Gaza. The latter would require a military victory over Hamas by Egypt.

As far as I know Jordan has a say in handling the Temple Mount in the Old City. That involvement could be expanded. As for Gaza I have no information about Egypt's standpoint vis-a-vis Hamas.

The envisioned land passage between Gaza and the West Bank would amount to a "two-fence solution". There would be one fence north of the passage and one south of it. The passage would cut Israel in two. Who in their right minds would want that?

I agree that the peace treaties have not led to much practical benefits. At least Jordan has border crossings with Israel.

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