President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday unveiled what the president has called “the deal of the century” for a two-state peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians.
“Our proposal finds precise technical solutions to make Israelis, Palestinians and the region safer and much more prosperous. My vision presents a win-win opportunity for both sides, a realistic two-state solution,” Trump said at the White House, adding that Netanyahu had agreed to negotiations with the Palestinians.
The plan calls for the creation of a State of Palestine with its capital in East Jerusalem, and more than doubles the territory currently under Palestinian control.
But it also recognizes Israeli sovereignty over major settlement blocs in the West Bank, something to which the Palestinians will almost certainly object.
The Palestinians, in fact, rejected the proposal before its rollout, accusing Trump of being biased in favor of Israel as he has adopted policies that bolster Israel at their expense.