2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Ramallah's Pipe dreams

Reader comment on item: Reservations about the Trump Peace Plan

Submitted by J T Meyer (Germany), Jan 30, 2020 at 11:55

The real addressees of the Peace Plan are not the Arabs "between the river and the sea"; it is not for Ramallah but for the Arabs abroad, especially the governments in Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Cairo - at least for now.

Certainly no one in the Arab world will be overly enthusiastic concerning this plan, but since said governments are interested in developing and improving relations with Israel – especially with a view to Tehran, but also to Ankara – they have to prearrange a justification for doing so for reassuring themselves and their own citizens as well.

With the brand new peace plan at hand, any Arab ruler can use it to put the Palestinian question on the back burner: Ramallah could either accept the plan, or may present a better one.

For the plan is pragmatic, but Ramallah is not. Those Zionists who are not ready to embrace said plan can therefore safely relax: Don't worry, be happy, for President Abbas and his followers have fallen in love with their own pipe dreams and have no conception of realpolitik.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Ramallah's Pipe dreams by J T Meyer

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)