After the Trump “Peace Plan”: Two Perspectives on Palestinian Options

A Palestinian boy attends a protest against US President Trump's so-called "Deal of the Century" aimed at solving the conflict between Palestinians and Israel, Gaza Strip, February 2020. © EPA-EFE/MOHAMMED SABER

The “Peace Plan” presented by Trump and his administration as the ultimate solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been overwhelmingly rejected by Palestinians and their leadership. But what comes next? What strategy should Palestinians adopt?

These two papers, written by two leading Palestinian analysts, lay out two distinct approaches for attaining Palestinian rights and aspirations.

Diana Buttu argues that it is time for Palestinians to push for a one-state solution focusing on equal rights for all, while Mouin Rabbani contends that a one-state approach will not succeed given the current power dynamics and, therefore, favours a renewed Palestinian strategy to preserve the pre-Trump international consensus focused on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the territories occupied by Israel in 1967 and a just resolution of the refugee question.

* Diana Buttu - After the Trump “Peace Plan”: One-State Solution is the Only Way Forward
* Mouin Rabbani - After the Trump “Peace Plan”: Ending the Occupation is the Priority