According to a leak from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in mid May, Donald Trump’s “greatest ever plan” (or “deal of the century” if you prefer) to solve the Israel Palestinian conflict was going to be published in early June, after Ramadan. Leaked parts of the plan were published in Israel Hayom, Sheldon Adelson’s right-wing free Israeli newspaper. Now, however, there will only be an economic development “workshop” in Bahrain while the “plan” is under further discussion. No doubt this delay is because the much-hyped support by major Arab governments, especially Saudi Arabia, has failed to materialise.
JFJFP’s lobby group lobbied heavily against the plan for nearly a year. This writer had hoped the two years’ repeated delays in the plan’s publication meant that Donald Trump was capable of listening to the chorus of advice that his plan to give Israel almost everything, and the Palestinians almost nothing, would only perpetuate the conflict, not resolve it. Two weeks ago, that hope seemed to be dashed but it lives again – at least for now.
The leaked details show that the plan is just as damaging and unjust as first thought two years ago. Most alarming of all would be American approval of the murder of Gaza leaders if they don’t accept the plan, and/or another war on Gaza.
These are the most alarming aspects:
Links to News and Comment postings about the plan on JFJFP website (jfjfp.org)
Mid may, When the plan was about to be released, here and here
Now, when there will only be an economic plan workshop, here and here
Read our earlier Campaigns pages on the plan and our lobbying against it, here, and here
The JFJFP Lobby Group will use this further delay to renew its lobbying against the plan.