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Former European leaders oppose the 'deal of the century,' say it's unfair to Palestinians
The Washington Post reports the yet undisclosed plan includes Palestinian autonomy but no state; former European high-ranking politicians call on Europe to come out against it
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 of the US embassy)
Jared Kushner and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: courtesy of the US embassy)

 

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."

 

President Trump and Jared Kushner with MBS (Photo: Reuters)
President Trump and Jared Kushner with MBS (Photo: Reuters)

 

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.

 


פרסום ראשון: 04.15.19, 08:58