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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 20:41
US President Donald Trump has presented his long-awaited Middle East peace plan, promising to keep Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital.

He proposed an independent Palestinian state and the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over West Bank settlements.

Standing alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Mr Trump said his proposals "could be the last opportunity" for Palestinians.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed the plans as a "conspiracy".

"I say to Trump and Netanyahu: Jerusalem is not for sale, all our rights are not for sale and are not for bargain. And your deal, the conspiracy, will not pass," he said in a televised address from Ramallah in the West Bank.

The blueprint, which aims to solve one of the world's longest-running conflicts, was drafted under the stewardship of President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Thousands of Palestinians protested in the Gaza Strip earlier on Tuesday, while the Israeli military deployed reinforcements in the occupied West Bank.


The joint announcement came as both Mr Trump and Mr Netanyahu faced political challenges at home. Mr Trump is the subject of an impeachment trial in the US Senate while the Israeli PM on Tuesday dropped his bid for immunity on corruption charges. Both men deny any wrongdoing.

David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, said that the timing of the announcement was not tied to any political development, adding it had been "fully baked" for some time.

What are Trump's key proposals?
"Today, Israel takes a big step towards peace," Mr Trump told officials and reporters at the White House.

"My vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides, a realistic two-state solution that resolves the risk of Palestinian statehood to Israel's security."

His proposals are:

  • The US will recognise Israeli sovereignty over territory that Mr Trump's plan envisages being part of Israel. The plan includes a conceptual map that Mr Trump says illustrates the territorial compromises that Israel is willing to make
  • The map will "more than double the Palestinian territory and provide a Palestinian capital in eastern Jerusalem", where Mr Trump says the US would open an embassy. The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) said Mr Trump's plan would give Palestinians control over 15% of what it called "historic Palestine".
  • Jerusalem "will remain Israel's undivided capital". Both Israel and the Palestinians hold competing claims to the holy city. The Palestinians insist that East Jerusalem, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Middle East war, be the capital of their future state.
  • An opportunity for Palestinians to "achieve an independent state of their very own" - however, he gave few details.
  • "No Palestinians or Israelis will be uprooted from their homes" - suggesting that existing Jewish settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank will remain.
  • Israel will work with the king of Jordan to ensure that the status quo governing the key holy site in Jerusalem known to Jews as the Temple Mount and al-Haram al-Sharif to Muslims is preserved. Jordan runs the religious trust that administers the site.
  • Territory allocated to Palestinians in Mr Trump's map "will remain open and undeveloped for a period of four years". During that time, Palestinians can study the deal, negotiate with Israel, and "achieve the criteria for statehood".


"Palestinians are in poverty and violence, exploited by those seeking to use them as pawns to advance terrorism and extremism. They deserve a far better life," Mr Trump said.

He also indicated that the West Bank would not be cut in half under the plan.

"We will also work to create a contiguous territory within the future Palestinian state, for when the conditions for statehood are met, including the firm rejection of terrorism," he said.
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 22:57
An impeached American President & an indicted Israeli PM, stand in front of the world pontificating & pretending they are men of peace.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 29th January 2020 08:17
Turkey rejects deal of the century

Major Arab states announced their support for the US President Donald Trump’s deal fo the century, while Tukey described it as “annexation plan aiming at usurping Palestinian lands and killing two-state solution.”

UAE mass media reported that the country had backed the deal and described it as an opportunity to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

“The only way to guarantee a lasting solution is to reach an agreement between all concerned parties,” noting that the “plan announced today offers an important starting point for a return to negotiations within a US-led international framework.”

Meanwhile, the Egyptian foreign ministry commented on the deal in a statement published on Facebook that Cairo “appreciates the continuous efforts exerted by the US administration to achieve a comprehensive and just settlement of the Palestinian issue.”

It urged the Israelis and the Palestinians to look for a solution “that satisfies the aspirations of both peoples to achieve a comprehensive and just peace.”Commenting on the deal, the Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said in a statement that his country “supports every genuine effort aimed at achieving just and comprehensive peace that people will accept.”

Anadolu reported Turkish foreign ministry saying: “This is an annexation plan aiming at usurping Palestinian lands and killing the two-state solution,” stressing the Palestinian people and lands cannot be purchased.

The ministry stressed, according to Anadolu, that Jerusalem is a redline, adding: “We will always stand by the brotherly people of Palestine. We will continue to work for an independent Palestine within Palestinian lands.”It is worth noting that representatives of the UAE, Oman and Bahrain attended Trump’s announcement of the deal.

However, Saudi Arabia’S King Salman bin Abdul Aziz stressed to the PA President Mahmoud Abbas that his Kingdom’s stance towards the Palestinian cause is “still unchanged.” Trump has revealed previously that the Kingdom is one of the main contributors of the economic part of the deal.

The Middle East Monitor
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 29th January 2020 08:23
IF this deal had been jointly reached by Palestine and Israel it would definitely be a great thing.

For Trump to state that this is a "deal" is ludicrous. It's only a "deal" between Israel and the Israeli's.
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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 29th January 2020 11:04
Apparently Saudi and Egypt are happy with the deal and are calling on Palestine to talk to Israel so it can be implemented.

I used to get depressed readin stuff like this but now I accept Jews taking over Al Quds is a must and a prophecy.

When isa (as) kills dajjal In Lud, the Muslims and Jews will fight in the entire area and Jews will hide behind the rocks and trees as per the hadith. So see it as a silver lining. A nation that had been scattered for millenia are all suddenly gathering in one area.
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 29th January 2020 11:25
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 29th January 2020 11:40
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Maybe he's for real. A mosque on the waters, what next? next to the throne of Satan? :(
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 29th January 2020 11:45
These are times I wish we did have a head bang rating. (Re Trumps total mispronunciation)
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 4th February 2020 00:25
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