It doesn’t matter what’s in the “deal of the century” Middle East peace plan that may or may not be rolled out by the Trump Administration next month. The Palestinians have already declared the deal is a bad one that is not in their best interests.
Actually, they’re rejecting the presence of the plan in general. A year after the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem and acknowledged Israel’s capital for what it is, senior members of the Palestinian Authority have declared they will not consider a peace plan proposed by the United States. This, despite calls from their own people to at least take a look.
The Palestinian people want peace and a nation. The Kushner peace plan is supposed to deliver both if recent leaks are accurate. Nevertheless, Palestinian leaders have already rejected it.
This is not a group that wants actual peace. https://t.co/jd6c3qVVbZ
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) May 13, 2019
The message is very clear. The Palestinians believe they are winning the international diplomatic war against Israel, and judging by nearly every action by the United Nations, they may be correct. From the Palestinian Authority’s perspective, they have no need to even consider a U.S.-backed plan because the pressure from the rest of the world will help them acquire more and reduce any limitation placed on them. Whatever peace plan the international community can help them come up with is almost certain to be more favorable to the PA than anything America would propose.
Their alleged quest for peace is not what it claims to be. They do not want peace. They’re willing to feign peace if that’s what it will take for them to get the most lucrative two-state solution possible. How long will that peace last? Without the United States or some other major power involved, it’s unlikely the regional powers will be able to keep true peace for very long. In fact, some nations in the Middle East will actually work to dissolve the peace plan shortly after it’s in place as long as a new Palestine is established first.
Bottom line: If they really wanted peace, they’d negotiate for it. But they don’t want peace. They want more of everything else. Whatever they get from any peace plan that gets signed, they won’t be satisfied. They always want more.