If only peace between the Israelis and Palestinians was the objective, with both peoples living side by side as equals. But US President Donald Trump’s so-called Deal of the Century, which is set to be unveiled this week at a workshop in Bahrain, strives to achieve the opposite.
There is no deal to be brokered or real negotiations to be had; it is an imposition of a new reality, the implementation of which has begun.
Under the deal, Palestinians will be squeezed into a tinier fraction of historic Palestine, from 22% (the Green line of 1967) to a meagre 12%, where they will be confined to cantons or Bantustans, stripped of water, resources, the right to a military or any real sovereignty.
The equivalent of bantustans will be surrounded by Israeli settlements. Settlements will no longer be illegal…..more