For John, BLUF: Peace in the Holy Land has been long sought, but progress has been halting. I can understand President Trump thinking that an overall solution that would make life better fo rPalestinians as well as Israelis might work. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From PJ Media, by Writer Tyler O'Neil, 5 February 2020.
Here is the lede plus three:
On Wednesday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei responded to President Donald Trump's Israel-Palestine peace plan by calling on "all Muslim nations & the world of Islam" to engage in a jihad against "the Zionist enemy & the U.S." President Trump and Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled the "Deal of the Century," a two-state plan for peace between Israel and Palestine, on January 28. Palestinian leaders immediately rejected the plan and cut off ties with the U.S. and Israel.I think we can pretty much blame President Trump for this Iranian call for Jihadism. If he hadn't tried to break the logjam that is the Middlee East Peace Negotiations Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei might have settled for WWIII. But, no, President Trump had to try and broker peace between Palestinian Israel. For which he got no bouquets here in the US.
Khamenei's declaration of war echoes his previous diatribes against Israel and the U.S., but it may take the tensions to another level.
The Iranian leader argued that the peace plan "is indicative of the U.S.' [viciousness] and manipulation. They have come to negotiate with the [Zionists] over what belongs to the Palestinians! Palestine belongs to the Palestinians. Who are you to make a decision on it?!"
He advocated jihad as the "remedy" for the situation.
Exit question: Do the Palestinians want anything that is short of Israel disappearing?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff