T. Belman. For some reason there is no mention of ’67 lines plus swaps nor of what settlement blocs are to be part of Israel. Does this mean that the IDF must pull out of J&S? If the Arab states are prepared to accept Israel’s existence as a state of the Jews, then there is no reason why we can’t keep some more of the land unless you believe it belongs to the Arabs.
On the other hand, does the Oslo structure remain. That is the key. It seems that Israel to allow allow more Arab construction in C pursuant to Israel planning and reduce Israel construction outside of the blocs.
Thus this plan in an interim plan which leaves refugees, Jerusalem and the existence of a Palestinian state till later.
President Trump’s plan: reduce building in Judea, Samaria, use Jordan and Gulf states to help with Israel’s security.
US Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt spoke to senior Israeli officials and representatives of the Palestinian Authority about the US plan for negotiating a final status agreement, Channel 20 reported.
Among the items mentioned in the US proposal were: slowing building in Judea and Samaria, creating security arrangements in partnership with Jordan and the Gulf states, and normalizing Israel’s relations with the Arab countries.
According to the plan, negotiations will begin in September, following the meeting between US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Washington, D.C.
The plan also requires both sides to work towards peace.
The US will help consolidate security arrangements between Israel and the PA, as well as consolidate a joint effort to fight terror. Jordan and the Gulf states will also work to help radical Islamic terror.
Each side will commit to building a peaceful future and a culture which works towards co-existence.
The Arab nations will agree to normalize relations with Israel starting during the negotiations, in return for Israel reducing the number of housing units built in Judea and Samaria. Such an agreement would help the Israeli economy and encourage the Israeli public to be more willing to accept territorial compromise and the expulsion of Jews from various towns in Judea and Samaria.
According to the report, Trump will leave discussion on Jerusalem and the refugee crisis for the second stage of negotiations, after the sides have built a level of mutual trust.
The Israeli government insists the US plan include sections which obligate the PA to cease incitement to and encouraging of violence, and to cease payments to terrorists and their families.