Kushner: Trump's peace plan will focus on drawing the borders of Israel

"We see that Iran is the greatest threat in the region."

February 25, 2019 20:23
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Mahmoud Abbas (L), Jared Kushner (C) and Benjamin Netanyahu (R)

Mahmoud Abbas (L), Jared Kushner (C) and Benjamin Netanyahu (R). (photo credit: REUTERS & MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)


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US special envoy Jared Kushner was interviewed on Monday on Sky News in Arabic, saying that "the American peace plan is very detailed and will focus on drawing the border and resolving the core issues."

"The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been used for years to incite extremism," Kushner said, "for years resistance to the nation of Israel has united the region, but now it is changing ... We see that Iran is the greatest threat in the region."
"We want to see the Palestinians united under one leadership, the Palestinians want a non-corrupt government that cares for their own interests," Kushner added.

Kushner also claimed that the US "managed to keep a large part of the plan secret," and that they "succeeded in formulating practical and just solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian issue that will be relevant for 2019."

Naftali Bennett fired back in a video, saying Kusher's interview proves his criticisms of Netanyahu have merit.

"Kushner's words prove what we already know, that the day after the elections, the Americans will push the Netanyahu-Lapid-Ganz government to allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on Route 6, to agree to the division of Jerusalem - and Netanyahu will be forced to acquiesce," Bennet claimed.

Bennett then added that "Netanyahu and Trump are coordinating the timing of the plan's release to be immediately after the elections. Even the crawling into the coalition of the Left wing Lapid-Ganz party is already understood. There is only one way to prevent this, and that is with a strong and powerful New Right party, that will recommend Netanyahu, but will exert counter-pressure to stop the establishment of a Palestinian state."

"In the upcoming elections, the question posed is 'Right or Palestine'," Bennett concluded.

Earlier this week, Bennett claimed Netanyahu and Trump are attempting to establish a Palestinian state after the elections.

Israel goes to the polls April 9th, and Trump's peace plan is expected to drop shortly thereafter.

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