The president of the United States, Donald Trump, presented the so-called Agreement of the Century for the Middle East at the White House. The proposal gives Israel much of its historic aspirations while offering the Palestinian authorities a road map to the state.
«Israel takes a big step towards peace and this is an opportunity for both sides to win, it is a realistic two-state solution that solves the risk of the Palestinian state to Israel’s security», Trump said from the East Room of the White House.
Washington’s plan doubles the territory under Palestinian control, according to the White House. Although this extension is impossible to identify on the maps that the same specific document projects on that future State. Under the title of Vision ‘The Vision’, that future Palestinian state would comprise the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which would be connected by tunnels or elevated roads and leave the Jordan Valley under Israeli military control.
Trump’s proposal ‘stops’ for four years the construction of new settlements to enable the solution of both states. However, the proposal calls on the Palestinian authorities to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s only capital. Also, it discards the dismantling of existing settlements and establishes the consideration of Israel as a Jewish state, three points that complicate the approval of the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.
However, the so-called Agreement of the Century, proposed by President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was described as a «Slap of the Century» by the Palestinians. Trump’s proposal does not have the approval of the president of the Palestinian Autonomous Government, Mahmoud Abbas, who said Trump ended the prospect of a negotiated solution. Palestinians protested in the streets of Gaza by stepping on and burning photographs of Trump and Netanyahu, as well as the flags of Israel and the United States.