Trump unveiled January 28 a peace plan for Middle East, which Premier Netanyehu
of Israel ardently appraised as a historic initiative, while the Palestinians
got enraged, telling that Jerusalem and the rights of Palestinians cannot be
bargained. Peace in the region, however, will retreat farther.
GOVERNMENT ENFORCES PALESTINIANS TO OBEY
lengthy document entitled Peace to Prosperity demands Palestinians to admit the
Israeli occupation of the territory and status quo in exchange for a
possibility of economic benefits.
justifies annexation of occupied lands
peace plan of Trump administration says that close to 700 resolutions of the
General Assembly of the United Nations and over 100 resolutions of the Security
Council have not brought about peace in the region. It is the United States, however, that has advocated Israel who
violates the UN mandates. The vision puts fertile land of the Jordan Valley
under sovereignty of Israel
as a necessity of security for the state and maintains the 140 (or 260) Jewish settlements
in the occupied territory, explaining that Jewish or Arabic people will not be uprooted
from their homes. It continues that transportation links among the communities
are controlled by Israel,
and in exchange for that, an alternative land will be allocated in southern Gaza that cannot be used
for four years.
of home-return of refugees
plan says that Palestinian refugees, who count 6 million, do not have the right
to return to the Israeli land. It simply describes options: (1) to be absorbed
by the State of Palestine, (2) to be incorporated into the current recipient countries,
and (3) to be accepted by the members of the Organization of Islamic
Cooperation which will receive in total 50 thousand people
Capital City of Jerusalem
plan affirms that all the Holy Sites of Jerusalem are under jurisdiction of relevant
administrative authorities, that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and undivided,
and that the capital of Palestine is located in East Jerusalem, outside the
Separation Barrier, in the name of al Quds or perhaps, whatever name
Palestinians decide to call. East Jerusalem does not mean part of an entirety
which Palestinian people demand.
far as national security is concerned, the plan provides; the Palestinian state
shall be totally disarmed, Israel
shall be responsible for defense of Palestine,
while the Palestinian side shall have troops for policing and anti-terrorist operations.
It specifies that when the Palestinian side does not meet criteria of national
security, Israel shall be entitled to act inside the Palestinian State, that Israel
shall be allowed to have a base of early-warning and to use drones, and that construction
projects of Palestinians on the border zones of the two states or boundaries between
Jerusalem and al-Quds shall be assessed in favor of Israeli security. The plan does
not guarantee equal status of the two nations, forcing Palestinians to be people
of a vassal state to serve to heavily-armed Israel.
splits relevant countries
opposition to the plan. Turkey
criticized it as an annexation plan to steal a territory of Palestine.
UN Secretary General Guterres emphasizes a solution based on the UN resolutions
and international law.
Egypt appraises the US efforts and suggests resuming dialogue with Israel. Saudi Arabia thanks for the US endeavor.
The UAE approves it as an important start. The Arab world is divided.
Arab supporters precede a policy to tackle with their domestic opposition forces
and to cope with Iran.
president and the Israeli premier elegantly perform, facing their elections.
The vision is irresponsible and arrogant enough to lead to futility.