American writer Michael Goldberg described the “Middle East Peace Plan” or what is known as “the Abraham Accords” – which Jared Kushner helped negotiate around – as a failure, absurd and trite.
She noted in an article in the New York Times that Kushner told The Wall Street Journal two months ago, “We are witnessing the last remnants of what was known as the Arab-Israeli conflict,” saying that the illusion that the Palestinians were submissive and defeated to the point that Israel is She can simply ignore their demands is a fatal delusion. Read also David Hearst: With its actions in Jerusalem, Israel is sowing the seeds for a new intifada A gift to Trump or to win Biden? .. Will Kushner’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar succeed in resolving the Gulf crisis?Two American Jews behind the normalization agreements … Kushner and his assistant nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize With the participation of the UAE and Bahrain, Kushner launches a foundation to encourage normalization with Israel
She added that Kushner had previously written that “one of the reasons for the continuation of the Arab-Israeli conflict for a long time is the myth that it can only be resolved after Israel and the Palestinians resolve their differences. This was never true. The Abraham Agreements revealed that the conflict is nothing more than a real estate dispute between the Israelis.” And the Palestinians do not need to disrupt Israel’s relations with the wider Arab world. “
Justice is a prerequisite
To circumvent this disagreement – Goldberg says – the United States began bribing other Arab and Muslim countries to normalize relations with Israel, but the outbreak of fighting in Israel and Palestine in recent days illustrates something that should not be in doubt: Justice for the Palestinians is a precondition for peace, and one of the reasons for the few Justice for the Palestinians is the foreign policy of the United States.
Jeremy Ben-Ami, head of the liberal Zionist “J Street” group, was quoted by the author as saying, “I don’t think there is any way that this occupation and the creeping annexation process could have brought this occupation and the creeping annexation process to where it is today if the United States had rejected what Israel wants.” This massive fire began with Israeli extremism, which was born out of a feeling of impunity. “
Trump was more honest
Goldberg also attributed to International Crisis Group analyst Tareq Bagoni as saying that empowering Israel and its tyranny over the Palestinians did not begin with former US President Donald Trump, America has worked on that for decades, but the Trump administration has been somehow more honest than its predecessors in terms of its disregard for the Palestinians. And it allowed the Israeli right to understand that it could escape the consequences of its more extreme policies.
Bagoni added that the death of the two-state framework reinforced a sense of a common destiny between the Palestinians in the occupied territories and the Arabs inside Israel.
One of the unique and horrific aspects of the violence now shaking the region, Goldberg said, is the sectarian clashes between Jews and Palestinians within Israel itself.