JPost: In the Middle East, the most tribal and volatile region in the world, warring parties agree on one thing: Donald Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan is going nowhere fast.
With Israel heading toward elections on April 9 and focused on a northern threat made worse by Trump’s withdrawal from Syria; Saudi Arabia in a state of internal panic over the stability of its leadership; the Palestinian Authority vowing to reject Trump’s ideas outright; and the US gearing up for its own presidential elections next year, the White House peace plan – allegedly set and ready to go at “the right time”– appears delayed yet again, if not indefinitely.
Administration officials insist their initiative will eventually launch, claiming, on the one hand, that they will wait patiently for a ripe moment, and, on the other, that such a moment might never come to pass. more …
Opinion: It appears obvious that Netanyahu’s call for a snap election on April 9 was designed in part to delay the roll-out of the plan dividing Jerusalem.
Our post from December 29, 2018:
Ben Caspit in Al-Monitor has leaked details of the Trump administration’s “ultimate deal” to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Citing an anonymous “senior diplomatic source,” he writes that the still-secret Trump plan:
includes a clear partition of Jerusalem into three sections, and “it is not about a Palestinian capital in Abu-Dis (a Palestinian village in the Jerusalem governance area) but in significant sections of East Jerusalem.” According to the source, there will be two capitals in Jerusalem: the Israeli capital in West Jerusalem including control over the Western Wall and Jewish neighborhoods in the city’s eastern sections, and the capital of Palestine in the eastern section. In addition will be a third region, within the Holy Basin, to be under international control.
If the division of Jerusalem in three sections is accurate …
- Part of the city will be run by the UN, the most anti-Semitic body on earth
- Part of the city will be an Arab (Edomite) capital whose goal is to destroy Jacob
- Part of the city will be a Jewish (Jacob) capital surrounded by enemies
… the plan is a disaster in the making (Genesis 12:3; Joel 3:1-2) and should be shelved immediately if not sooner.