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The deal of the century is not being announced, but implemented

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I was not surprised by the news that the administration of US President Donald Trump intends to postpone the announcement of the political part of the “deal of the century” until the formation of an Israeli government by November. This has raised questions in the US about the feasibility of presenting the plan at all.

Since Trump was elected president on 20 January 2017, his administration has pledged to present its vision of peace in the Middle East within the first few months of his presidency. However, two and a half years later, the deal still has not gone public and its details are not officially known.

Some question whether the proposal can be revealed later, because this will coincide with the US presidential election season which follows the formation of a new Israeli government. The Iowa primary will begin in early February. On Tuesday night in Florida, Trump officially announced his candidacy for re-election in 2020 on the Republican ticket.

The failure to put forward the “deal of the century” in the form of a written plan serves many of the conflicting parties’ goals.

First, it is easy to reject a plan that is presented in written form. President Trump does not want to be exposed to this test, especially considering the unpopularity of the ideas believed to be included in the “deal of the century” among Arabs and Palestinians in particular.

President Trump is afraid of being humiliated by the rejection of countries he views as small or insignificant. He also does not know the nature of the Arab governments, nor the status of the Palestinian cause among Arabs, despite the frustrations and defeats they have suffered........

© Middle East Monitor