Is there a better expression of Israel-America relations than an ultra right wing pseudo peace plan being released to distract from the Israeli Prime Minister getting indicted while the American President is mid impeachment
— Canadian Bread Price Fixing (@MenshevikM) January 28, 2020
When he puts the idiot son-in-law in charge, you know the boss has no interest in a workable solution…
They get to ‘earn their way to dignity’, which for everyone else is inherent because they are human beings. https://t.co/irlFPUiYSD
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) January 29, 2020
Good thing Jared spent all those years working on a peace plan. https://t.co/vTiCRQiudK
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) January 28, 2020
JERUSALEM — The only immediate consequence of the Trump peace plan — and possibly all that will ever come of it — was the green light President Trump gave to Israel Tuesday to expand its territory by effectively annexing vast stretches of land it has long coveted on the West Bank.
On paper, the plan offers the Palestinians a state, at last, as well as a partial four-year settlement freeze while they mull it over.
But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not wait, saying that he would move Sunday to apply sovereignty over the strategically vital Jordan Valley and to all Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
The move would take in up to 30 percent of the occupied West Bank, and for the first time establish what Israeli leaders have coveted since capturing the territory in the 1967 Six Day War: a permanent eastern border for Israel along the Jordan River, recognized by the United States…
The green light from the White House outraged Israeli supporters of a more generous accommodation with the Palestinians and alarmed those who have warned that any annexation could set off renewed violence.
“It’s worse than any of us could anticipate,” said Nimrod Novik, a longtime peace negotiator and former aide to the Israeli leader Shimon Peres.
The Palestinians had no hand in the plan’s drafting, having cut all ties with the Trump administration after it recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But while they reacted with predictable anger, there was no threat of specific action and little to suggest that their relationship with Israel would fundamentally change…
Much more detail at the link.
well it got some people to stop fighting… https://t.co/0vOEyN7KZX
— YYZedd (@Zeddary) January 28, 2020