The PA’s “New Peace Plan” is the Same Old Peace Plan

The Palestinian Authority pledged a “new peace plan” as they prepared for the Arab League Summit yesterday.  But the “new peace plan” is no different than the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

“We [the Palestinians] want it to be implemented as it was in 2002, without amendments.”
~Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

That statement followed a recent statement during a meeting with President Trump indicating the Palestinians are “ready and willing to cooperate with President Trump to achieve a just, sustainable peace based on the principles of the international community.”  Oh really?

In general, the 2002 plan is:

  • Israel’s withdraw to 1967 “borders” (there were no borders…simply an armistice line)
  • Israel’s withdraw from the Golan Heights
  • Recognition of a Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital (without the Palestinian recognition of Israel as a sovereign state)
  • UN Resolution 194 as the solution to the Palestinian “refugee” issue

In other words:

  • No peace with Israel
  • No recognition of Israel
  • No negotiations with Israel

Is it fair to say Israel has been the deterrent to peace with the Palestinians?  Take a look at this video and see for yourself!

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