The paralysis of Palestinian politics is preventing an effective response to the new peace plan.
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The White House released "Peace to Prosperity," President Trump’s blueprint for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. The plan guarantees that Israel would control a unified Jerusalem, and would not require it to uproot any settlements in the West Bank. The proposal would grant limited sovereignty to the Palestinian state, but prevent it from establishing a formal army or air force. The plan can be viewed here and below.
Israeli politics have become inextricably entangled in Netanyahu’s legal predicament, and there is little legal clarity about what Israel’s constitutional law requires in this situation.
The Office of the Attorney General for the state of Israel released a detailed memorandum to explain why the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over Palestine. The memo argues that Palestine has failed to meet the necessary precondition of possessing criminal jurisdiction over its territory since a sovereign Palestinian state does not exist at this time. The memo is available here and below.
The indictment could split his party and avert a third round of elections.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the United States will “no longer recognize Israeli settlements as per se inconsistent with international law”—a major break from U.S. practice.
Amidst the chaos of U.S. and Israeli politics, it may be difficult to remember that less than four weeks ago President Trump tweeted that he had reached an agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss a mutual defense treaty between the United States and Israel. The idea of such a treaty has come up time and again over the years. The U.S.