PES: Trump’s peace plan for the Middle East looks deceitful

29/01/2020

Barbed wire fence in Jerusalem

Barbed wire fence in Jerusalem

The Party of European Socialists strongly disagrees with President Trump’s latest proposal for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.

The PES believes the plan is seriously flawed because of its lack of balance between both parties and we have serious doubts about its prospects of success.

PES President Sergei Stanishev said:

“President Trump’s proposal looks deceitful.  One cannot broker a deal between two parties by just listening to one. The Palestinians have been deliberately marginalised in these negotiations, which looks like an attempt to bolster Prime Minister Netanyahu’s electoral prospects.”

The PES stands for a viable two-state solution that respects relevant UN resolutions and takes into account all the legitimate aspirations of both the Palestinians and the Israelis.

Sergei Stanishev added:

“The only way forward is to have serious negotiations between Israel and Palestine and to demand both sides show the necessary commitment to a two-state solution.”