US Proposes Permanent Peace Deal: Israel's Ultra-Rightists Furious

The United States of America, with several Arab allies, is preparing a detailed plan for a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians that includes a "firm deadline" for a Palestinian state, the Washington Post reported tod

by Sededin Dedovic
US Proposes Permanent Peace Deal: Israel's Ultra-Rightists Furious
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The United States, with the support of several Arab allies, is actively working to create a detailed plan that should result in a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. The plan, which could be released in the coming weeks, sets a firm deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian state, a move that has drawn fierce opposition from some Israeli politicians.

However, it must be said that the majority was strongly against it, but a few presented some really insolent and brutal answers. According to a Washington Post report, a key step toward announcing the plan is achieving an initial six-week ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

That would be a longer period of truce that both the people and the army would get used to, so it would be easier to negotiate a normal framework peace agreement. Only after this ceasefire is reached, is it planned to make public a detailed plan and begin its implementation, which includes the formation of an interim Palestinian government and the securing of further support.

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Reactions within Israel are divided.

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich strongly criticized the plan, claiming that it was basically a reward to the Palestinians for violence against Israel, and that he would never accept the creation of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.

His statement reflects the views of ultra-right politicians in Israel who oppose any concessions to the Palestinians, and everyone knows that they actually control the current government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

On the other hand, American and Arab officials stress the importance of normalizing relations between Israel and Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia. The USA has a great interest and is a strong ally of Saudi Arabia, which in recent years has been gaining more and more influence at the international level since the new Prince Bin-Salman came to power.

The plan, in their view, should include the evacuation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as well as the establishment of joint security for the West Bank and Gaza. These steps, although controversial, represent key elements of a plan that should ensure long-term peace in the region.

This really sounds fair, because without a Palestinian state it is impossible to make a real and lasting peace. However, there is considerable uncertainty about whether Israel will agree to this plan. The current ultra-right Israeli government has already rejected some of the proposed steps, and the plan also requires serious concessions from the Israeli side, which is not in line with current political attitudes in Israel.

The question is whether security guarantees and the promise of normalizing relations with Arab countries will be enough to convince Israel to accept this plan. At the moment, it is just waiting for the ground offensive to start on the city of Rafah along the border with Egypt, where currently over one and a half million refugees have gathered and are literally pushed against the wall.

Reactions within Israel indicate deep divisions within society on the issue of peace and security, although parts of the Israeli population are against the war and are protesting for peace, the ultra-right Zionist government has other intentions.

With the support of the US and Arab countries, there is hope that this plan could represent a step towards stability and peace in the region, although serious efforts and compromises on both sides will be needed to reach a lasting agreement.

It is crucial that the USA exert political and economic pressure on Israel and thus force the Israeli government to end this monstrous campaign. Additionally, the planned peace agreement creates an important geopolitical moment in the Middle East region.

The initiative, which involves the United States and Arab allies, marks a significant shift in efforts to resolve the long-standing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. After a long time, the USA began to advocate strongly for peace, but we fear that it is already too late after over 12 thousand murdered children.

The normalization of relations between Israel and the Arab countries, especially with Saudi Arabia, could have far-reaching consequences for the stability of the region, but how to come to an agreement when Israel has superiority that it uses intimidatingly and is in a good position.

Also, it is important to point out that this plan is met with criticism and skepticism within the Israeli political scene itself. The question is whether Israel's leaders will manage to overcome internal political differences and accept this plan as a basis for negotiations.

In addition to all this, the role of the United States of America in the process of peace negotiations is additionally highlighted. As a key mediator in these negotiations, the US has a responsibility to ensure a balanced approach and take into account the interests of both sides.

The USA should ensure the support and engagement of the entire international community through its influence in order to guarantee the legitimacy and sustainability of the eventual agreement.

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