Deal Of Century
Jason Greenblatt, US special envoy to the middle east peace process, refused to use the term of the “two-state solution” in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
There was no reason to use the term because each side understood it differently, he said according to the Israel Hayom daily.
“If the two sides do not respond positively to the plan, they will have squandered an important opportunity, especially so for the Palestinians,” Greenblatt said of the US peace proposal.
There are not enough details on the plan, but the Washington Post and The Guardian reports showed that it will not include establishing a full Palestinian state.
Outgoing French Ambassador to the US, Gerard Aro said the US plan was doomed to fail.
He told the Atlantic journal there was a “99 percent chance” that it will fail.
“Jared Kushner, for his extreme rationalism and clear bias to the Israelis, does not understand that the Palestinians, in the event that they choose between stop or suicide, choose the second,” he added.
Last week, Kushner said the peace plan will be released only after the Israeli government is sworn in to office and after the holy month of Ramadan, which ends in June.
Reuters reported that Kushner encouraged Palestinians to keep an "open mind" about the proposal.
Source: Asharq al-Awsat