Jerusalem-based journalist Khaled Abu Toameh has pointed out that PLO Chairman – Mahmoud Abbas – has vowed at least 15 times in recent months to thwart President Trump's upcoming plan to end the Jewish-Arab conflict – even though Abbas hasn't yet seen its contents.
Abbas and his representatives in Ramallah have radicalized their people against the Israeli government to a point where meeting or doing business with any Israeli official is tantamount to treason. That is why Abbas does not and cannot return to the negotiating table with Israel and also why Abbas cannot change his position toward the Trump administration.
Abbas has instead sought to advance the PLO's stated aim to destroy both Israel and Jordan by using the United Nations as the Trojan horse to initially try to impose the creation of a second Arab state in former Palestine – in addition to Jordan – over Israel's objections.
The UN General Assembly recognition of the fictitious and non-existent "State of Palestine" as Chair of the 144 nation G77 bloc at the United Nations for 2019 indicates the lack of credibility and integrity to which an acquiescent and fawning United Nations is prepared to sink in supporting the PLO's agenda.
Trump's plan could represent the last chance to resolve the Jewish-Arab conflict peacefully. Should Jordan and Israel simultaneously agree to negotiate on its final terms – then the prospect of Trump actually pulling off "the deal of the century" becomes realistically achievable.
Redefining the boundary between two countries sharing a signed peace treaty is infinitely easier to achieve than creating a potentially-hostile third state between them that seeks both their destruction.
Jordan-Israel negotiations offer hope for an enduring peace. The PLO-UN flight into fantasy promises war, chaos and upheaval.
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