Trump unveils the Deal of the Century: 2 states, Jewish control of Jerusalem, Judea-Samaria communities
President Trump has presented his peace plan for the Middle East called the Deal of the Century, three years after planning was begun on it.
He unveiled the plan at a press conference in the White House, together with PM Netanyahu.
Under the terms of the plan up to 30% of Judea and Samaria would be annexed by Israel with the remainder forming the basis for an independent and dispersed Arab state.
Muslim terror groups, including Hamas, would be required to hand over their weapons including their arsenal of missiles and rockets.
Alongside this would be generous economic incentives, details of which were presented at a conference in Bahrain last June – an event boycotted by the so-called Palestinians.
The potential future state will include East Jerusalem as its capital but only if the Arabs take steps to become self-governing.
Security responsibility for the Jordan Valley would remain in Israel’s hands for the foreseeable future but could be scaled back as the nascent ‘Palestinian state’ builds its capacity, under the terms of the plan, which says that statehood will be contingent on the Palestinians meeting international governance criteria.
Under the terms of the “peace vision” that Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has been working on for nearly three years, the future Palestinian state would consist of Judea-Samaria and Gaza, connected by a combination of above-ground roads and tunnels, according to the officials.
The officials said they expected negative responses from the Arabs, as well as Turkey and Iran, but were hopeful that Jordan and Egypt, the only two Arab nations to have peace treaties with Israel, would not reject it outright.
The officials said they expected Gulf Arab states like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and others to cautiously welcome the plan.