Around the halls: Brookings experts on the Middle East react to the White House’s peace plan


The essence of the American logic — to the degree that there is one — appears to that a “realistic” deal must reflect the fact that Israel essentially won the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that terms necessarily favor the victor. There is, of course, a grain of truth to that, but one glance at the map in the Vision is enough to see what a farce this is.

The Palestinian state would be completely enclosed by Israeli sovereign territory (including Gaza’s territorial waters, permanently), and cut into at least six main blocs of land, connected by highways.

There is nothing stable or viable about the chimera they are proposing, any more than the status quo is stable.

Source: Around the halls: Brookings experts on the Middle East react to the White House’s peace plan

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