Trump’s peace plan: A blueprint for more Middle East conflict?
Israel is seriously examining the plan named Peace to Prosperity, US President Trump's vision for the Middle East, which was formally unveiled in Washington in January in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Notably absent, the Palestinians, whose input was not sought for the proposal. There are so many reasons why Netanyahu is happy with the plan, and so many why the Palestinians disagree. Annexation of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory is chief among these - in the Jordan Valley, 130 settlements in the West Bank.
Add to that the issues of disarming; recognition of Israel as a Jewish state; and agreement to drop any ongoing legal action against Israel.
If Israel goes ahead with the annexation, a move that has already been condemned by among others the EU, what could the consequences be?
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