We are in a time of no rules and no politics. The whole world is like a cat that fell into a basket full of strings. The more it tries to get out of it, the more complicated it becomes. We have small and medium international interest groups in the Arab region, which increases the tension in the world, especially in the region of the old sick man that is the Arab world.
The United States of America declared that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel and that it intends to transfer its embassy to it as soon as possible, which gave rise to the so-called deal of the century, or rather, the catastrophe of the century.
The two-state solution was meant to see a Palestinian and an Israeli state declared, hence normalising relations between the Arabs and Israel, including Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf states in exchange for the establishment of the state of Palestine.
Yet, as usual, along came the United States and Israel with the habit of destroying any respected international positions and deviating from the contents of international agreements, which put Arab leaders in a very embarrassing position because it was not in the agreement, I think, to name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The West Bank is being eroded to account for the construction of Jewish settlements, and Israel does not want a Palestinian state but for it to remain under Israeli occupation.
It is clear that the Arabs are not good at winning political and economic deals because the United States and Israel are always winning along the line of deals with an Arab side.
This does not mean that there has never been an Arab gain, but I mean that Israel and the United States of America have far more gains than the Arab parties.
I believe that the Palestinians should reject the unjust American offer to them, which gives a non-owner what is undeserved—Israel.
They must adhere to the previous UN resolutions and they must prepare not to rely too much on Arab positions because Arabs are in their weakest situation.
The catastrophe of the century empties the Palestinian cause of its content and gives the Palestinians crumbs and gives Israel more than it ever dreamed of.
The Arabs are no longer friends in the open sense. Yesterday’s friend is abandoning them today. International interest groups are fighting one another. The Arab region has become a free for all.
The last advice to our brothers in Palestine is: do not bow to anyone. Do not sell your country and hold onto East Jerusalem as the capital of your state and wait for the exit of the great idiot of the United States of America. Perhaps the coming days will bring you a political balance in your favour.
Abdallah Moghazi is a professor of constitutional law and a former parliamentarian