Report: Obama's Diplomatic Plan - PA State, No 'Return'
United States President Barack Obama has created his own diplomatic plan for talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority to rival that of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, according to the New York Times.
Obama's plan is reportedly based on principles including: the creation of a PA state in Judea and Samaria, with borders based on the 1948 armistice line, the split of Jerusalem, Israel's capital city, the negation of the PA “right of return” for descendants of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948, and a focus on Israel's security needs.
The details have yet to be determined, according to the Times report.
Netanyahu is expected to present his plan in a speech to the U.S. Congress, but may present it first in Knesset. He hopes to head off the PA's attempts to create a state unilaterally, with backing from the United Nations, instead of through negotiations.
Reports that Obama is concocting his own plan for the establishment of a new Arab state in Judea and Samaria angered land of Israel activists. “Nobody has the right to steal parts of the land of Israel,” said Women for Israel's Future in response.
“Obama's Middle East policy is creating waves of terrorism, and chaos. The 'peace' initiatives veil a deep enmity and the desire to see Israel fall,” the group continued.
“There is no doubt that the failed military intervention in Libya was meant to create a precedent for a similar process against Israel.”
Members of the group also accused Obama of destroying the American economy, and suggested that he give up “socialist whims” along with failed Middle East intervention.