According to “The Washington Post,” comments from Kushner and other US officials suggest that “the plan does away with statehood as the starting premise of peace efforts.”
The Trump administration’s peace plan, known as the “Deal of the Century” will reportedly include “practical proposals” for improving the lives of Palestinians, but it will probably stop short of the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state alongside Israel, The Washington Post reported Monday night.
The “Deal of the Century” is expected to be published soon following more than two years in which it was formulated by a small group of US President Donald Trump’s special envoys, which includes special representative Jason Greenblatt and senior advisor Jared Kushner.
According to The Washington Post report, comments from Kushner and other US officials suggest that “the plan does away with statehood as the starting premise of peace efforts” as was the case over the last 20 years or so.
The report goes on to quote several people who have spoken to Kushner’s team as saying that “Kushner and other US officials have linked peace and economic development to Arab recognition of Israel and acceptance of a version of the status quo on Palestinian ‘autonomy,’ as opposed to ‘sovereignty.'”