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Reader comment on item: Reservations about the Trump Peace Plan

Submitted by David Ryan (United States), Jan 31, 2020 at 10:30

The Trump "Peace Plan" gives Israel sovereignty over West Bank settlements. That would remove any question of their legality and remove them from the bargaining table. While the plan offers many inducements, it also reduces the potential territory of any "Palestinian" state. This peace plan represents another squeeze on the Palestinians, which follows on to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, dropping opposition to settlements, recognizing the Golan as part of Israel, cutting P.A. aid etc. It does not matter whether the Palestinians accept it or not. There will be more Trump peace plans and each one will be less generous than the last. That is an approach that is guaranteed to yield an eventual result one way or the other.

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You treat this plan as though it's an international treaty. It's not. It's the view of a president with less than a year to go and opposed by half the country, most foreign states, and all the Palestinian leaders.

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