New York (QNN)- Writing an opinion piece in the New York Times, titled “What’s Wrong With Palestinian Surrender?”, Israel’s UN ambassador on Monday urged Palestinians to surrender their struggle for a homeland in exchange for economic benefits as the United States prepared to roll out part of a peace plan promising billions of dollars.
The “economic workshop” in Bahrain this week, a summit of business leaders and political figures, is the first step in the rollout of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. However, because the plan offers a new approach, many on the Palestinian side, including President Mahmoud Abbas and the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, say that the plan is dead on arrival and that engaging with it is tantamount to a Palestinian declaration of surrender. I ask: What’s wrong with Palestinian surrender?
Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has opened the conference in Bahrain on Monday to unveil plans for raising USD 50 billion in investment for the Palestinians and their Arab neighbours.
The workshop proved to be dead on arrival. Arguably, this is just the Emperor’s New Clothes, where the gown is called “New Palestine”, offering no political substance, just a lot of money. Not only has the Palestinian Authority boycotted it (and persuaded Palestinian businessmen not to attend) – Israeli officials are reportedly not going to be there either.
Danon is simply chiding the Palestinians for yet again missing a wonderful opportunity. Yet he is quite clear about what this opportunity means: It’s an opportunity to surrender.
This is not the first time in which Danon expresses opinions, which could be seen as kind of gallows humor. He has been filmed waving a bible at the UN Security Council to claim ownership of all of historical Palestine, and you get that yes, he’s being serious.