“This is an over 80-page proposal with a map, never done before, and getting Israel to agree to a Palestinian state and also agreeing to a map is an amazing first step that will make us be more closer [sic] to peace in the near future,” Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to President Trump, said on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.
The plan, which has been opposed by the Palestinians, was touted by Trump as the “most detailed proposal ever put forward” toward a lasting peace in the region.
This is what a future State of Palestine can look like, with a capital in parts of East Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/39vw3pPrAL
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020
“It’s a very technical proposal that gives the Palestinian people the ability to live a better life,” Jared Kushner said.
“It takes the land, which is very complicated because this issue has been ignored for so many years and Israel has expanded more and more, which made it harder and harder for the Palestinians to have a place that they could have a state, it doubles the territory that they have the ability to have and it gives them a lot of economic incentives if they’re willing to change their governance structures.”
“You need to have freedom of press, you need to have respect for human rights, you need to have credible institutions that can run a state,” Kushner continued. “So this gives them a pathway to really achieve everything that they’ve always spoken about.”
“The Palestinian track record is perfect in not being able to make a deal, but his opportunity is available only because of President Trump’s leadership,” Kushner noted.