Israel / Palestine Peace Plan

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he will unveil a treaty settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, on September 25th, during a session of the United Nations. This Plan will be non-negotiable and enforced onto them by the threat of the withdrawal of financial support and a possible army presence.  

Trump said Israel will pay a "higher price" in peace negotiations with the Palestinians after his decision to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. "If there's ever going to be peace with the Palestinians, then this was a good thing to have done," Trump said about the embassy move during a rally in West Virginia. "We took it off the table. In past negotiations, they never got past Jerusalem. Now Israel will have to pay a higher price, because it's off the table. The Palestinians will get something very good, cause it's their turn next."  

The Secretary-General of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, has revealed details of the US peace plan to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

His report included 13 items which outline US President Donald Trump’s plan. 

The First item recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and provides for transferring the US embassy to it. According to the report, this means “the end of the issue of Jerusalem”, because no Israeli government will negotiate over Jerusalem after the US administration recognizes it as its capital. 

The Second item is to establish the Palestinian future capital on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Media reports speculate that the town of Abu Dis, near Jerusalem, is proposed as capital of the State of Palestine. 

The Third item says the US administration will approve the annexation of major settlement ‘blocs’ to Israel within two to three months tops.

According to the report, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted to annex 15 per cent of the settlements while Trump proposes 10 per cent. 

The Fourth item stipulates that the US administration will announce a “common security concept for the State of Israel and the State of Palestine as partners in peace”. The concept includes four points: a demilitarized Palestinian state with a strong police force, the creation of bilateral, regional and international security cooperation with the participation of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and America, which other countries would be welcome to join. The Israeli forces will maintain their presence along the Jordan River and the central mountains of the West Bank, in order to protect the two states. Finally, Israel will continue to provide  overriding security responsibility for emergency situations. 

The Fifth item provides that the Israeli forces will withdraw gradually outside Areas A and B in the West Bank and some territories from Area C. Later the Palestinian state will be announced within those borders

The Sixth and Seventh clauses stipulate the recognition of Israel as a “national homeland for the Jewish people and a Palestinian state as a national homeland for the Palestinian people”. 

The Ninth item provides that Israel should allocate parts of the ports of Ashdod and Haifa, and Ben Gurion airport for Palestinian use, while Israel maintains security control over those portals. 

Item Ten in the plan includes the creation of a safe passage between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip under the sovereignty of Israel. 

According to item Eleven, the Palestinians will manage international crossings however Israel will maintain maximum security control over them. 

Article Twelve states that “territorial waters, airspace and electromagnetic waves” shall be under Israeli control without prejudicing the needs of the Palestinian state. 

Finally, in the Thirteenth item, the plan calls for a “just solution to the refugee issue within the Palestinian state”. 

Whether all this will be the final draft or not, it does seem that a solution to the ongoing strife in Israel, is on the cards.

I believe that this will be what makes people say: Peace and safety....then sudden destruction will be upon them. 1 Thessalonians 5:4



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