Trump’s new plan for Mideast only serves Israel’s interests: Analyst

 US President Donald Trump’s so-called peace plan for the Middle East that was unveiled last month is an “annexation scheme” that only serves Israel’s interests and offers nothing for Palestinians, says an author and political commentator in Chicago.   The so-called Trump peace plan, which Zionists describe as the “deal of the century”, was announced by the US president on January 28. It is a brainchild of Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner and other key pro-Israeli figures in the US. The deal “was designed by Israel; it was accepted by the Trump regime; it has everything that complies with Israel’s wish list; it has nothing for Palestinians but continued occupation under a new name,” Stephen Lendman told Press TV on Monday. “They can call it by any name they wish, but the plan has nothing to do with peace; nothing to do with creating a Palestinian state,” Lendman said.   “It’s an annexation plan; it’s against peace; the last thing the US and Israel want in the occupied territories and the region is peace,” he added. “It’s dead before arrival.”     Kushner blames Palestinian president for rising violence by Israel  US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner has blamed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a spike in violence by Israel against Palestinians.  The controversial plan, which has been rejected by Palestinian leaders, has prompted much anger and protest across Palestine, with Israeli soldiers being attacked on numerous occasions. Palestinian leaders say the deal is a colonial plan to unilaterally control historic Palestine in its entirety and remove Palestinians from their homeland, adding that it heavily favors Israel and would deny them a viable independent state.   The plan recognizes Jerusalem al-Quds as “Israel’s undivided capital” and allows the regime to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank and the Jordan Valley, among other controversial terms.   It also amounts to violation of the fundamental rights of the Palestinians by disregarding UN resolutions and international law.