Dennis Ross, who served as Barack Obama’s envoy to the Middle East and also worked in the Bill Clinton administration, is urging Arabs to seize a possible opportunity for peace orchestrated by President Trump, explains a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
The comments were reported by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which found Ross’s June 15 commentary, “Arab leaders need to play a more prominent role on peace-making than they ever have before.”
Ross said that if the deal is credible and meets the needs of both sides, the Arab leaders must help the Palestinians accept it by declaring their support.
They must not only support it behind the scenes and in closed forums, as they have done with respect to previous proposals, but announce publicly and openly that the deal meets the Arab parameters for a viable agreement.”
In his comments, in the London-based Al-Maujalla, Ross noted Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker.
“Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, and Jason Greenblatt, who worked as an attorney in the Trump real estate business, have been charged by the president with putting together a peace plan,” he explained.
He said Trump administration officials previously told the U.N. that the deal would include measures that will make each participant both happy and angry.
“Fair enough, no plan that is credible can please or address only the needs of one side. By definition, no peace plan can succeed unless it addresses the needs of both sides,” he said.
He said the problem is that there are “two rights” in the dispute, “not a right and a wrong.”