Posted on Sep 11, 2018

The Trump Administration is preparing to release its long-anticipated peace plan for Israel and Palestine. A small team of Trump’s advisors, led by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, have spent over a year preparing what they claim will be the most comprehensive proposal for an end to the region’s conflict ever introduced. While little is known about the details of this plan, it is clear that Palestinians do not have a seat at the table. The Administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as well as its current attempt to use humanitarian aid as a bargaining chip, indicate that this deal will not address the needs and realities of Palestinians.

Help to ensure that no final decision on Israel/Palestine is enacted without Palestinian participation. Call on Congress to pressure the Administration to include the Palestinian perspective in their peace deal.
In order for this plan to be truly comprehensive and sustainable, Palestinians must work alongside Israelis to negotiate terms for a viable resolution to the conflict. Any plan presented by the Administration must stipulate policies that guarantee freedom of movement, freedom from fear of displacement, and universal access to Jerusalem and its holy sites, as well as an understanding of the current power dynamics in the region.

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If the Administration moves forward with a peace plan that does not incorporate the core issues of the conflict, the deal is doomed to fail. Such an outcome will likely contribute to the escalating crisis in Gaza and harm future prospects for peace.

Just and lasting peace in Israel and Palestine will not be possible without the full participation of both peoples engaged in the conflict. The Administration should not present any deal that does not ensure security and autonomy for both Israelis and Palestinians.
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