Article first published as Obama Proposes Devastating Peace Deal for Palestinians on Blogcritics.
Obama doesn’t know the value of peace. He doesn’t know how to achieve peace at all. Now, one can be sure that we cannot expect a viable peace plan for Middle-East from a person who received a Nobel peace prize within 13 days of his rule, even before he began signing government’s papers. We cannot expect a promising peace from a persona who confirms wars are needed to establish peace while receiving Noble peace prize. That is what Mr. Obama proved by his latest peace plan for Palestinians. It is actually more like maintaining status quo for Israeli state rather than delivering peaceful state for Palestinians.
It is no wonder Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu is confident of convincing his pro-settler cabinet to accept the new Obama-sponsored peace deal. One is well aware of Netanyahu’s far-right views on Palestinians and their leaders, which came to light through a leaked video. It was revealed in that video that Netanyahu preferred continuous beating Palestinians till they accept what was imposed by Israeli state as a peace deal. Given such views, his acceptance to the Obama-sponsored peace deal means a death blow to the national aspirations of the long-suffering Palestinian people.
Some features of Obama’s new peace deal are:
A declaration by Israel “an additional suspension of construction in the West Bank for a mere 90 day period that does not include East Jerusalem occupied by Israel in 1967 war but not accepted by the international community
A pledge not to seek any extension to the settlement freeze after the expiry of 90 days even the talks are not concluded
A guarantee to veto any resolutions deemed to be anti-Israel, brought to the United Nations Security Council and other international organisations that seek to impose a political settlement on Israel
A supply of $3 billion worth war planes to Israel to maintain its qualitative edge in the region
Signing of a more comprehensive deal by the US to enhance its substantial security aid to Israel as part of any future agreement with Palestinians
It can be seen that this is completely one sided deal prepared for the advantage of Israelis. A peace deal should not be advantageous to either parties, but should confirm the genuine aspirations on both sides.