Trump’s Middle East Plan Forces ‘Reality’ on Palestinians, But Meets Their Needs
For 20 years, ever since the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat responded to a generous peace offer from then Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak by launching a terrorist war, the Israeli-Palestinian dispute has been at an impasse.
Multiple Israeli leaders over recent decades have sought to return to Barak’s offer, which would cede over 90 percent of the West Bank and all of Gaza to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Each time they have been met by a resounding “no.”
Sander Gerber is CEO of Hudson Bay Capital Management. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), and a fellow at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.