Trump unveils ‘deal of century,’ recognizing Israeli settlements, path to Palestinian statehood
“For too long, the heart of Israel has been outrageously branded as illegally occupied territory,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Today, Mr. President, you are puncturing this big lie.”
U.S. President Donald Trump, standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in front of top administration officials and prominent guests, announced on Tuesday details of the long-awaited U.S. peace plan to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“We are not here to lecture—we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship. Instead, we are here to offer partnership based on shared interests and values to pursue a better future for us all,” said Trump, as he revealed a plan that is the “most serious, realistic and detailed plan ever presented—one that could make Israelis, Palestinians and the region safer and more prosperous.”
While on paper the “deal of the century,” as it has been called, offers sizable chunks of land to Israel, Trump said the Palestinians must get their fair share as well. He mentioned multiple times the goal of the United States to help move the Palestinians along, offering them an improved quality of life for their families and children.