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Thu Jan 30, 2020, 09:10 PM

Trump's Mideast Plan Leaves Palestinians With Few Options

JERUSALEM — For Mahmoud Abbas, the ailing octogenarian president of the Palestinian Authority, his life’s work — a viable state side-by-side with Israel — is quickly slipping away.

President Trump’s Middle East plan deprives the Palestinians of nearly everything they had been fighting for: East Jerusalem as their national capital, the removal of Jewish settlements on the West Bank, and territorial contiguity and control over their own borders and security that a sovereign state normally enjoys.

While it was always presumed that such a state would be forged through talks with the Israelis, years of failure, a weak and divided Palestinian leadership, and an Arab world that has largely moved on have all emboldened Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to try to impose a solution of their own.

The landscape has shifted so much in recent years that Mr. Abbas has few good options.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/trumps-mideast-plan-leaves-palestinians-with-few-options/ar-BBZsm7d?li=BBnb7Kz

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Thu Jan 30, 2020, 09:20 PM

1. Interesting article - thanks for posting it n/t

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