The "Deal of the Century" envisages Jerusalem a single and indivisible capital of Israel. The proposed Palestinian capital will be in Abu Dis, a Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of the city (there are about ten thousand inhabitants). The two holy sites, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Temple, will be accessible to pilgrims. According to the peace plan, Israeli sovereignty would be recognized over the whole of Jerusalem. Another serious problem is the return of Arab refugees that were expelled from their homes during the Arab-Israeli conflict (approximately 5-6 million people). Tel Aviv believes that if all these refugees return, the Jewish population will soon cease to exist. Trump's deal rules out Palestinian refugees’ right to return, and Palestinian state would have to be fully demilitarized.
"Netanyahu's reaction to the "deal of the century" has once again demonstrated the increased role and influence of Russia in the Middle East. The Israeli Prime Minister plans to head for Moscow to inform the Russian president of the details of the US plan to hear Putin's opinion about it," Fitin concluded.