Monday, April 15, 2019

Trump Deal Offers No Palestinian State

According to a Washington Post report Monday (“Trump peace package for Middle East likely to stop short of Palestinian statehood“), President Trump’s “deal of the century” to be offered early this summer focuses on large-scale improvements in the lives of Arabs outside the green line, and does not usher in a sovereign Palestinian state.
The administration has been leaking in recent months small bits of information about the direction of the latest US-brokered peace agreement, and the president’s envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt have elicited the support of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states in helping to finance it, but this is the first time a comprehensive report about the substance and conditions of the deal has been leaked to the media.

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