Reactions to the Trump peace plan

Abba Eban also said “men and nations only behave rationally once they have exhausted all other alternatives” (Letters, 31/1). Palestinians believe they still have alternatives.

George Fishman, Vaucluse, NSW

Donald Trump says his peace plan will work. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says “this conspiracy deal will not pass”. Abbas pledged to resist the deal saying “our people will take it to the dustbin of history”. So it seems that Trump’s forecast was more in hope than anything else.

Nick Bailey, Ngunnawal, ACT

No one should be surprised by the Palestinian rejection of Trump’s plan because it’s a lose-lose deal. Israel loses because no deal means continuing unrest. Palestinians lose if they accept 30 per cent of the West Bank which is 70 per cent less than they were offered in the 1947 UN partition plan and less than a third offered by Ehud Barak in 2000.

Mark Awerbuch, Crafers, SA

What’s the point of Donald Trump trying to act as an honest broker or mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Trump’s so-called deal is a replay of the David and Goliath saga because it reinforces Israel’s oppression and humiliation of Palestinians.

Kevin Burke, Sandringham, Vic

Read the letters in The Australian.