Trump Peace Plan: Israeli Sovereignty AND Palestinian State?

Stand for Israel  |  January 28, 2020

President Trump Holds News Conference With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, right, speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Trump announced what he called a detailed plan for Middle East peace that provides a "win-win" solution to make Israel, the Palestinian people and the region safer, skirting complaints that Palestinians have already rejected the proposal and didn't take part in drafting the plan. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Blooomberg

Those of us who stand for Israel (and for the United States, her greatest ally) have long been waiting for what Donald Trump calls his “Deal of the Century.” And now, our friends at the Jerusalem Post tell us, Trump and Netanyahu today rolled out the anticipated peace plan:

US President Donald Trump unveiled his “Deal of the Century” together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House on Tuesday.

“We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship.  Instead, we are here to offer partnership – based on shared interests and values – to pursue a better future for us all,” the president said, as he unveiled a vision that the White House said is the “most serious, realistic and detailed plan ever presented, one that could make Israelis, Palestinians and the region safer and more prosperous.”

The peace plan, which Trump said was already supported by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Blue and White head Benny Gantz, would give Israel full control of the settlements and its undivided capital in Jerusalem.

“If they are genuinely prepared to make peace with the Jewish state,” Netanyahu said, “Israel will be there. Israel will be prepared to negotiate peace right away.”

Trump said that the United States will recognize Israeli sovereignty over any land that “my vision provides to to be part of the State of Israel” and will require the Palestinians to recognize Israel as the Jewish state and to agree to solve the refugee problem outside of Israel.

The plan also establishes a Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem…

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