MembersANALYSIS: What Trump’s Deal is Missing, and Why It’s Doomed to Fail

The “deal of the century” is a radical shift, but still fails to address a key obstacle to true peace

By Ryan Jones | | Topics: palestinians
Trump deal fails to properly reverse Palestinian incitement.
Photo: Yahya Amal Jabareen/TPS

Even if by some miracle the Palestinians are compelled to change their tune and accept US President Donald Trump’s comprehensive “Peace to Prosperity” deal, it won’t result in genuine peace.

Sure, the detailed proposal addresses the problem of ongoing Palestinian incitement against Israel and the Jews, and the failure to education their population for peaceful coexistence. 

What the so-called “deal of the century” fails to do is recognize that this is a foundational step that must be fully completed before anything else is done. Unfortunately, the fast-paced nature of international politics and diplomacy all but precludes the decades-long process that is now, after 20 years of intense anti-Israel incitement, necessary to prepare the soil of Palestinian Arab society for the seeds of peace.

 

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