The Trump peace sham

Palestinian demonstrators step with their feet on a poster showing the face of US President Donald Trump during a protest against his expected announcement of a peace plan, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on January 28, 2020. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP)
Palestinian demonstrators step with their feet on a poster showing the face of US President Donald Trump during a protest against his expected announcement of a peace plan, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on January 28, 2020. (photo: Said Khatib by / AFP)
J Street has pulled together a compilation of analysis and statements from a variety of sources in response to Trump’s peace plan proposal.

By J Street | Jan 29, 2020

The Palestinians will be left with a proto-state that is physically divided, economically challenged, and possibly not viable as a modern country.
—  Robin Wright, foreign affairs analyst

If there was ever any doubt that the Trump-Netanyahu “peace plan” was anything other than a smokescreen for annexation, it was disabused just moments after the plan’s glitzy White House announcement.

Immediately following President Trump’s announcement of a plan he claimed would chart a course to a “two-state solution,” Prime Minister Netanyahu took to the very same podium to announce his government would immediately move to impose sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and all West Bank settlements — a flagrant violation of international law.

US Ambassador David Friedman was quick to confirm that the administration had green lit annexation, telling reporters, “Israel does not have to wait at all” and “we will recognize it.”

We need to be clear: This is a “two state solution” in name only, just as it is a “peace plan” in name only.

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