Trump: We will probably wait for the release of the Middle East peace plan until after the Israeli elections; Release postponed due to Netanyahu’s failure to form a government; The plan includes an economic boost of $50 billion for the Palestinians; Plan will not recognize a formal Palestinian state.
After being reelected in April of 2019, PM Netanyahu failed to form his own government, resulting in a fresh election in September of this year. In the meantime, the White House has been finalizing its proposal of the Trump Middle East Peace Plan, which they will wait to unveil until after the Israeli election on September 17 fully. Trump stated, “We will probably wait for the release of the Middle East peace plan until after the Israeli elections,” and that the US may, “release small parts of it beforehand.”
In June, the economic aspect of the plan was presented by top White House official, Jared Kushner (Trump’s Son-in-Law) to multiple countries at the “Peace to Prosperity” workshop in Manama, Bahrain. One economic aspect of the deal is a $50 billion boost to the Palestinians as well as a few surrounding areas. Not surprisingly, the Palestinians boycotted the workshop as a whole. Netanyahu said he is open to hearing the plan, but will in no way compromise Israel’s security. One significant political trait to the plan is it will not include a formal Palestinian state.
The Palestinians were determined to reject the deal far before any of its details were made public. Historically, this is right on track. It has been correctly said that “the Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” One must ask what it would take to bring them to the table when it comes to negotiating a deal. The reality is, like Israel’s other enemies, the Palestinians will never be content with any offer you could make unless it means the riddance of Israel from the face of the earth. It’s not about the money. It’s not about the land. If it were, why does conflict continue to rear its ugly head, even after Israel has given up a wide variety of territory over the years? It is a spiritual issue.
Why Does This Deal Matter?
While the “Deal of the Century” is NOT the covenant spoken of in the book of Daniel (see Daniel 9), it is certainly breaking the ice for such an agreement to fall into place in the future. A day is coming when an elite political ruler will be successful in forming a deal with Israel & her enemies. Something to keep in mind is that the word for “confirm” or “make” in Daniel 9, means to take something that already exists and reinforce it. This “Deal of the century” very well may be a stepping stone to Israel’s tragic covenant, which is why it would be most wise not to be involved in a peacemaking process, but rather, completely support the Jewish people and their eternal right to the land.
“I will give to you and to your descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”