In this interview, Caroline Glick outlined the key points that Israel must advocate for to be addressed in President Trump’s upcoming Deal of the Century peace plan.
Currently, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that he plans to apply Israeli law and sovereignty in all Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Glick’s Thoughts on the Deal of the Century
Caroline Glick says, unequivocally, that sovereignty in the Jewish communities in Judea & Samaria is not enough. The most important thing Glick stresses is that Israel must maintain sovereignty over all of area C in Judea and Samaria. She emphasizes that it is vital for Israel to have full jurisdiction of all the areas in area C, including the open spaces outside of the Jewish settlements, in order to prevent the ghettoization of the Israeli citizens in those settlements.
Glick explained that Palestinian Arabs are building directly on the border of Jewish Israeli settlements, effectively isolating the Israeli communities.
In addition, Glick went on to discuss the context for this current peace plan. She said that although there may be certain things that people don’t like about the plan, we need to understand that this is an unprecedentedly friendly administration compared to past ones. The Trump administration has shown a complete reversal of Obama’s policies both in the Middle East and Iran. Knowing this, Glick stressed that we must be mindful of how we approach criticism to the plan, given all the good the Trump administration
has done for Israel. She concluded by saying that if Israel can secure its national interests for the long term, they must do so as soon as possible. As soon as next year there could be a Democrat in the White House, who could very well attempt to reverse all of Trump’s policies in the Middle East.
The Oslo accords split up the areas of Judea and Samaria into Areas A, B and C. All the Jewish inhabitants live in Area C, hence the call for full Israeli sovereignty in Area C. Israel is in full control of Area C today. Area A is under the full control of the Palestinian Authority. Area B is under municipal control of the Palestinian Authority, but Israel maintains the security in this area.