It’s not a peace plan, it’s an annexation smokescreen

J Street
on January 29, 2020

If there was ever any doubt that the Trump-Netanyahu “peace plan” was anything other than a smokescreen for annexation, it was disabused just moments after the plan’s glitzy White House announcement. 

Immediately following President Trump’s announcement of a plan he claimed would chart a course to a “two-state solution,” Prime Minister Netanyahu took to the very same podium to announce his government would immediately move to impose sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and all West Bank settlements — a flagrant violation of international law. 

US Ambassador David Friedman was quick to confirm that the administration had green lit annexation, telling reporters, “Israel does not have to wait at all” and “we will recognize it.”

We need to be clear: This is a “two state solution” in name only, just as it is a “peace plan” in name only.

J Street Director of Government Affairs Debra Shushan breaks down her initial reading of the plan, and why it’s a disaster for Israelis and Palestinians:


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