The normalisation of ties between Israel and an important Gulf state reveals an acceptance of the arguments for a regional buffer to counter Iran’s growing influence.
Despite pending criminal charges, the Israeli prime minister looks likely to form another government.
The Jordan Valley, which US president Donald Trump has proposed integrating into Israel, has been transformed by the introduction of date palms, emptying it of its Palestinian inhabitants.
The Israel-Palestine “peace” plan concocted by Donald Trump’s administration openly violates the principles of international law and, if implemented, would set a dangerous precedent.
Long in the making, the US administration’s Middle East plan was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders. It was hardly surprising, as they took no part in its drafting.
A view from the West Bank on Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century’ for Israel and Palestine.
Trump’s “deal of the century” is not a realistic plan to resolve a decades-old conflict, but an invitation to Israel to expand its territory at Palestine’s expense.
The prosperity and happiness of one country promotes that of others. That’s a lesson Donald Trump has never learned.
About the only thing the Trump administration’s peace plan has going for it is the fact that no one expects it to work. And the plan’s likely failure could trigger more Israeli-Palestinian violence.