By Leandro Fleischer, Ynet Espanol (translated by IsraPundit)—
Mudar Zahrán (45) is a Jordanian-Palestinian writer who leads the Jordanian Opposition Coalition group. The persecutions he has suffered due to his strong criticism of King Abdullah II led him to exile in Britain. This Arab intellectual is also a firm detractor of the Palestinian leadership.
In exclusive statements for Ynet Español , Zahran affirms that Trump’s peace plan “will be successful,” since he says that “the Palestinians have changed” for the better and calls on Israelis not to trust what the press or leaders say. of the Palestinian Territories and Jordan. However, he points out that in order to make more progress, it is necessary to remove King Abdullah II.
Why do Palestinians reject Trump’s peace agreement?
The Palestinians do not reject it. Most of them, both in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as those residing in Jordan, who represent the majority of the population of this country, are in favor of making any changes that can take them out of the miserable situation in which they live. I don’t know why you assume they reject it.
The writer asks his interviewer not to let himself be “influenced by the polls,” since, he says, “there is no such thing as an independent survey in the Palestinian Territories or Jordan.”
Why do the president of the Palestinian Authority and the Jordanian king reject him?
– Despite not knowing anything about the peace plan, they dismiss it because President Trump made it clear that he wants to end the conflict so that Israelis and Palestinians can live better. And that is not in the interest of either President Abbas or King Abdullah; both have benefited economically and politically thanks to the war and the complications of this situation. Just as the owner of a store does not want to be closed because he would run out of income, these two leaders do not want the conflict to end because they run out of power.
Do you think the ‘Agreement of the Century’ will succeed?
– Yes, I have no doubt, because the goal of it is to end the Arab-Israeli conflict. The Palestinians and Jordanians have already begun to disbelieve the lies of the press controlled by their governments. In fact, there is an Intelligence cable from the US State Department leaked by Wilileaks called ‘The Great Opportunity’, which states that most Palestinians and Jordanians are willing to give up their ‘right in return ‘in exchange for civil liberties in Jordan. Continue Reading….