Several US Jewish Groups Critique Trump’s ‘Peace’ Plan
Many Jewish organizations in the U.S. have critiqued the Trump administration’s proposed peace plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unveiled by President Donald Trump at the White House, the so-called peace plan offered everything the far-right Israelis have been demanding, giving Palestinians nothing concrete but vague economic promises and the tiniest glimmer of hope for statehood.
The Jewish Democratic Council of America said the plan “is a green light for Israeli annexation of the West Bank, an intentional undermining of a viable two-state solution and another example of Trump using Israel to further his domestic political agenda.” Progressive Middle East advocacy group J Street called it “the logical culmination of repeated bad-faith steps” Trump has taken to “validate the agenda of the Israeli right, prevent the achievement of a viable, negotiated two-state solution and ensure that Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank becomes permanent.”
Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund, said the proposal “threatens to make the occupation permanent” and “is not the vision of Israel’s founders.” Emily Mayer, co-founder of American Jewish progressive activist group IfNotNow, also blasted the plan as “totally and utterly bankrupt,” adding it “reveals the shameful way that our government has catered to the Israeli right at the cost of Palestinian freedom for our entire lives.”
Rabbi Alissa Wise, acting co-executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, a not-for-profit NGO, called it “an apartheid plan.” Wise added that it is “a distraction ploy by two warmongers who are prioritizing their personal election campaigns over any semblance of statecraft.”
The UN in a statement said it remains committed to a two-state solution in accordance with UN resolutions on the basis of pre-1967 borders.
(Extracted from aa.com.tr)