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Trump unveils Deal Of The Century for peace

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by Harel13, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. Harel13

    Harel13 Am Yisrael Chai
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    It's... weird. Am I reading the map right? The Plaestinian state is surrounded by Israel, except West Bank?
     
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    Unfortunately I don't think it is so the the Palestinians who are the problem as it is outside interests.
     
  4. Harel13

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    Yep.
     
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    Is this the same Trump who reignited the conflict with Iran, a big supporter of the Palestinians?

    The Peace Deal of the Century?
    Trump isn't much of a deal maker, is he?
    Tom
     
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    From what I glanced from the article, the Palestinians weren't on board with the formulation of the "deal" so that it is less a deal than an offer to discuss.
     
  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Unless Palestine has airports, this would
    give Israel complete control over entry/exit.
     
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    I doubt any American president will ever ‘unveil’ a useful peace plan.
    They cannot, considering the enormous forces working against them, even IF we got a president that believed in goodness and truth.
    Too much evil in the world, and presently, that evil is in control. (In the nations that have the capacity to make real change)
     
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    ... and the Jordan river. I.e. water.
     
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    From the map it looked like Palestine would get some access to the River. Maybe I misunderstood the map?

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    Aren't those dark lines roads leading to the River?
     
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    While continuing to ramp up Russian goals to dominate the middle east oil regions, in preparation for WWIII.
    Tom
     
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    But only thru Israel....& I assume their checkpoints.
     
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    Yeah, I guess...as you would have any international borders...
    I wonder, though - if they had direct access to the Jordanian border - would Jordan have been on-board?
     
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    Roads, not pipelines. And yes, there was talk about a resort on the shore of the dead sea and agriculture in the Jordan river valley. But fight over water is one of the main problems and the map doesn't look as if that is going to be solved. It would be too easy for Israel to seal Palestina in whenever they like.
    But it is a Trump "deal". He always likes to go in with an offer that is just on the edge of ridiculous and negotiate from there.
     
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    It's called "pandering", and Trump admits that this is what he is so successful doing in his book "The Art of the Deal", whereas he said he would do almost anything to "seal the deal", to use his words. Look how successfully he's conned the "religious right".
     
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    Yep, and he's pandering to not only the religious right but also to Netanyahu. the latter of which supported him in 2016. IOW, it's not likely really about peace-- it's about him.

    BTW, notice that Bibi is being charged in Israel? Birds of a feather with Trump, ya know. Now the question is will Vladimir get jealous?
     
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    Interesting if Palestinians have a single representation of all parties involved?
     
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    #20 Terry Sampson, Jan 28, 2020
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