Is Palestine peace deal a farce? Internet says Trump is 'vying for Nobel Peace Prize' with Middle East accord

The decision of bringing peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is being touted by the Trump regime to normalize relations


                            Is Palestine peace deal a farce? Internet says Trump is 'vying for Nobel Peace Prize' with Middle East accord
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US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain marked historic normalization agreements aimed at bringing peace in the Middle East on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. “After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East,” the POTUS said.

The New York Times reported that the agreements elaborate on how the three nations will open embassies and strengthen new diplomatic and economic ties. This included cooperation in sectors like tourism, technology, energy, education, healthcare and security. As per the White House, the agreements will lead to peace between Israel and the Middle East, as well as foster security in the region. Further, the White House stated that the agreements will help forge Trump’s vision to find a fair and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.

Foreign Affairs Minister of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump and Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House September 15, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

 

What's there for Palestinians?

The decision is being touted by the Trump regime to normalize relations. However, what irked many is that the step failed to address the future of the Palestinians. Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, the Emirati foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed thanked Israel for "halting" the planned annexation of Palestinian territories. He mentioned it "reinforces our shared will to achieve a better future for generations to come". But even this decision is not liked by Palestinians.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, and foreign affairs minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House on September 15, 2020, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

 

The New York Times reported that the agreement made scant reference to the fate of the Palestinians. It included a call for “a just, comprehensive and enduring resolution of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict,” which to many sounded feeble. Further, the site stated that Palestinian leaders showed no sign of reconsidering their adamant refusal to negotiate with Israel in the framework of this plan. A public statement from the Palestine Liberation Organization called it “a black day in the history of the people of Palestine,” saying that peace requires “the end of Israel’s occupation of #Palestine's right to exist in peace and security.”



 

 

Is Trump's coveting the Nobel Peace Prize?

For decades, most Arab nations have boycotted Israel. BBC reported that they insisted they would only establish ties with Israel after the Palestinian dispute was settled in which the two countries have been embroiled for centuries. However, in the current plan, this has changed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signing the normalization agreements and coming together.

A view from the Mount of Olives of the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Dome of the Rock on January 28, 2020, in Jerusalem, Israel (Getty Images)

 

For brokering this peace agreement, Trump who even got a Nobel Peace Prize nomination is being hailed by many. On the other front, many feel the POTUS has not done much to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict. They allege that Trump is just desiring the Nobel Peace Prize and ignoring Palestinians.  A user wrote slamming Trump, “There will NEVER be lasting peace in the Middle East -- Israel and Palestine! It will require devine intervention. Trump and Israel's Prime Minister hail from that other place? Dante's Inferno. This is solely about Trump's coveting the Nobel Peace Prize.” Another commented on Trump eyeing the Nobel peace prize. “Trump wants a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of an accord that he didn’t broker, between 3 countries that were never warring to begin with. Wow!”



 

 



 

 

A user wrote how Palestinians are not happy with the deal. “Of course. The biggest obstacle to Mid East peace is the Palestinian/ Israeli relationship. And the Palestinians are not happy. Trump doesn’t care. He is vying for the Nobel Peace Prize.” A user wrote, “This deal with Israel/UAE/Bahrain is very dangerous for the Palestinian people. It's a big farce.”



 

 



 

 

In contrast, many lauded Trump’s mediation. A user wrote, “President Trump deserves Nobel peace prizes to fill up the cabinet. Nobel peace prize cabinet. Many great deeds.” Another concurred, “If any US President deserves a 'Nobel Peace Prize' it is Donald Trump! after the second world war, it is for the first time that peace has been brokered in the middle east! UAE-Bahrain-Israel pact has brought an unimaginable amount of cordiality, in the otherwise, volatile region!”



 

 



 

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