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How reactions to the US-Israeli proposals to Palestine have reflected the geopolitical situation in the Middle East

The US-Israeli proposal

US President Donald Trump and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu have revealed their joint proposal for a new “Middle East Plan” that is a territorial plan they claim is aimed at “Long Term peace”. “Today, Israel has taken a giant step towards peace,” Trump said as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood by his side. “My vision presents a win-win solution for both sides,” he said, adding that Israeli leaders have said they will endorse the proposal. The deal is centred upon a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump’s initiative, whose principal author is his son-in-law Jared Kushner, therefore follows a long line of efforts to resolve one of the world’s most intractable issues. He proposed an independent Palestinian state and the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over West Bank settlements. Standing alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Mr Trump said his proposals “could be the last opportunity” for Palestinians. Palestinians have refused to engage the Trump administration and denounced its proposal’s first stage a $50bn economic revival plan announced last June. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to cut security ties with both Israel and the U.S. on Saturday, and dismissed the plans as a “conspiracy”. “I say to Trump and Netanyahu: Jerusalem is not for sale, all our rights are not for sale and are not for a bargain. And your deal, the conspiracy, will not pass,” he said in a televised address from Ramallah in the West Bank. It is clear that this deal has been aimed at satisfying Israeli territorial interests while aiming at excluding the Palestinians from negotiations, but with the attempt of keeping them content with the proposal. This has failed, as the Palestinians have rejected the proposal, but it remains to be seen whether this will stop its realization.

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