Ahead of its release, former European officials reject Trump’s peace plan

In a letter published in the Guardian newspaper, former European politicians call on European leaders to reject the yet undisclosed, ‘Deal of the Century’ citing the peace plan provides the Palestinian with full, independent autonomy, but no ‘state’.

By Ynet


In anticipation for the long awaited release of President Donald Trump’s Mideast “deal of the century,” European politicians who had held high-ranking positions in their governments and in European institutions, published a letter calling for the rejection of the proposed plan.

The Washington Post is reporting the administration’s plan does not include the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and will focus heavily on Israeli security concerns.

Jared Kushner and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo courtesy: US Embassy in Jerusalem

According to the report Jared Kushner and other US officials have linked peace and economic development to Arab recognition of Israel as well as to an acceptance of a Palestinian “autonomy,” as opposed to “sovereignty.”

In a letter sent to the Guardian newspaper, former high-ranking European politicians call on Europe to reject the expected plan unless it is fair to the Palestinians.

The letter that was signed by 25 former foreign ministers, six former prime ministers, and two former NATO secretary generals, calls for a two-state solution in which Israel and Palestinian states live side by side.

The former leaders claim, the US has departed from long standing policies and has “demonstrated a disturbing indifference to Israeli settlement expansion.”

In an interview to Israeli Kan Radio, former Palestinian minister Ziad abu Ziad said this reported plan is a non-starter for Palestinians.


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