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The ‘Deal of the Century’: Notes on the map and security - Liberty Unyielding

On Tuesday, President Trump rolled out his long-awaited "Deal of the Century" proposal for creating a Palestinian state and moving toward a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. 


The proposal, three years in the making, is uniquely sensible and pragmatic, focused on a set of goals that would render a Palestinian political entity eligible and fully resourced for responsible statehood. Unlike previous proposals, this one doesn't put the cart before the horse. It doesn't commit to a map and then try to make up for the unrealism of the territorial plan with an elaborate, unworkable arrangement for security management (e.g., bringing in third parties to perform duties that Palestinian political leaders don't want Israel to undertake).