Newest 'peace deal' may join fate of many others

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Palestinian woman vs. Israeli policeAny future Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will break down if neither side is willing to compromise, says a national security analyst.

Last week, President Trump son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner said that the administration will unveil its much-awaited "Deal of the Century" after Israeli elections are held April 9.

Although the details have not been released, Fox News is reporting the Palestinians have pre-emptively rejected the plan, accusing the Trump White House of being unfairly biased toward Israel.

Maginnis

All signs so far indicate the "Deal" will fall short of Palestinians' longstanding goal of establishing an independent Palestinian state in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

Benjamin NetanyahuBob Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, reminds OneNewsNow that the United States has been attempting a peaceful resolution for decades.

"The Palestinians have basically said, at least according to one article I read, that they're not going to accept anything that Kushner presents because he's too biased," Maginnis says. "And of course [Benjamin] Netanyahu is chasing a re-election bid, and they're not going to compromise on building a Palestinian state, much less giving up Jerusalem, nor will the Trump administration, because after all the Trump administration were the people that moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem."

It remains unseen if either side has any appetite for any kind of a compromise, Maginnis adds, but both sides should be willing to sit down with Kushner and listen to what he has to say.

Fox News has reported Trump instructed Kushner to give a peace agreement "a shot" even though the White House realizes it's a difficult goal that other administrations have attempted,and failed, to achieve. 

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