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American writer: Trump is not a friend of Israel even if he claims that


Journalist Jackson Dale believes that the peace plan announced by US President Donald Trump recently will not bring peace to the Palestinians or the Israelis, and that it would make a compromise that satisfies both parties more difficult in the future.

In an article published by the Washington Post, Dale said that Trump's plan lacks a prerequisite for peace, which is the approval of both parties to the conflict, and it is unlikely that the Palestinians will accept the plan that gives them only 70% of the West Bank to be dismembered by Israeli settlements, and Israel also gives the right to It includes 15 settlements in the occupied territories.

He questioned the validity of what was stated in the speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week, which said shortly after the announcement of the American peace plan that Trump was "the greatest friend of Israel in the White House."

The author pointed out that Netanyahu - who faces corruption charges - is counting on the American president to help him win the elections that Israel will witness next March, which makes Trump a great friend of Netanyahu, not Israel.

Demilitarized state
Dell said that Trump had hit the wall with a half-century of US policy toward the Middle East to serve Israel's interests. In just over a year, he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transferred the US embassy to it, and he also recognized Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, before he announced last week a plan Peace gives Israel the right to annex the Jordan Valley and all the settlements it has built in the West Bank since 1967.

He pointed out that previous American administrations had tried for decades to rein in Israeli settlement in the occupied territories to preserve the possibility of establishing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but Trump's gift to Israel in the name of the "peace plan" ravaged that option, as it gives the Palestinians only a demilitarized state Sovereignty does not have control over its territory, as required by Israel's approval to establish it, which may not be achieved in the foreseeable future.

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The plan does not serve Israel
According to the author, the Trump peace plan does not serve the interests of Israel, as the greatest service a US president can provide to Israel is to ensure its long-term viability, which many American presidents have tried to achieve by reaching a peace settlement between Palestinians and Israelis without which the international community will not accept Israel as a Jewish democratic state.

He said that Trump's belief that the Arab leaders he sponsored with him would persuade the Palestinians to accept the deal mistakenly, as they were betting that it would fail.

Dell expected that the addition of the Palestinian territories to Israel would reinforce a strong international campaign to boycott Tel Aviv and withdraw foreign investments from it, impose sanctions on it and threaten its fragile peace with Jordan.

Trump's plan also harms the scale of American politicians' support for Israel, which presidents who have worked for him have long strengthened.

Trump's support for Netanyahu's efforts to annex the Palestinian territories sparked resentment by three Democrats who support Israel, as Senator Charles Schumer, Robert Menendez and Representative Elliot Engel issued statements last week warning of what they considered "individual actions" that threatened the chances of a peace agreement, according to the author. .

Dell concluded that many years might pass before the world realizes that Trump has harmed Israel more than any American president before him.

Source: aljazeera

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