Press Shia – Seminary and university teachers said that the Zionist regime, the United States and Arab reactionary countries have been planning to implement the “Deal of the Century” plan in order to achieve their sinister goals.
Press Shia – With the inauguration of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, the peace movement by Israel and the Arab states that had stalled during the administration of Barack Obama was once again at the top of the American government’s agenda but this time, they don’t talk about a series of discussions between the leaders of the Zionist regime and the Palestinian National Authority but rather Trump has unveiled a comprehensive plan to end the Palestinian conflict, calling the plan “The Deal of the Century.”
The Deal of the Century is a new conspiracy by the United States and the Zionists in order to occupy more Palestinian territory, deny the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland, expel the remaining Palestinians from the territories occupied in 1948, surrender a part of the West Bank to Jordan, establish a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and parts of the Sinai peninsula and end the Palestinian resistance in any manner possible and this conspiracy will begin with the normalization of the relations between the Arab states and the Zionist regime and the formation of an Arab NATO to confront Iran.
But with all these details, so far, no clear plan has been provided by the United States. Of course, there are many obstacles in the realization of this conspiracy, including the development of military and operational capabilities of the Islamic Resistance Axis, the opposition of the Palestinian National Authority and Palestinian resistance groups to this plan and the internal disputes of the countries supporting it.
In order to explain different areas of this issue, Press Shia News Agency, in line with the series of conferences entitled “Islamic Civilization: The Strategy of Resistance,” convened a fourth conference entitled “Deal of the Century: A New Conspiracy” with the presence of Dr. Mojtaba Rahmandoust, an associate professor of the Faculty of World Studies, and Hujjat al-Islam Dr. Ahmad Sa’di, a faculty member of Farabi College (a campus of the University of Tehran in Qom), at the al-Ghadir Conference Hall in Qom.
The plan for the “Deal of the Century” began decades ago
Dr. Sa’di referred to the Deal of the Century as a plan related to the past and the future and explained that Deal of the Century, which the enemies are pursuing, are in fact the repetition of the Sykes-Picot Agreement (May 9, 1916) and Balfour Declaration (November 2, 1917), which they revived and restarted in 2017.
He stated that the West wanted to save the Jews and said, “As it has been proven in history, the Europeans didn’t have good experiences with the Jews and thus, sought a homeland for them. The Sinai peninsula, Uganda and Palestine were three options for settling Jews and that the Zionists wanted to give their presence in the occupied territories of Palestine a religious image is a complete falsehood because they initially considered different options for occupation. Therefore, this is the result of their settlement in Palestine.”
He explained that Palestine has great geopolitical and religious significance in the region. On this basis, it was supposed to be free at the beginning of the 20th century, but after the Balfour Declaration, the idea of establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine was introduced.
Stating that the United Kingdom occupied Palestine in 1917, Dr. Sa’di noted, “The United Kingdom was able to easily occupy Palestine by exploiting Egyptian forces and lands. The British settled about 100,000 soldiers in Palestine but due to the various problems they were facing, they were forced to abandon Palestine. Then, on November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly issued Resolution 181 which approved the division of Palestine into two states – a Jewish and an Arab state. From this day, the foundations of the dissolution of Palestine began.”
The associate professor at the Faculty of World Studies divided Palestine into four periods, “Islamic Palestine, Arab Palestine, Palestinian Palestine and Arab-Islamic Palestine. These four Palestinian divisions are political in nature.”
He noted that during the Islamic Palestine period, we witnessed the growth and bold presence of Shaykh Izzuddin al-Qassam and during the Palestinian Palestine period, we witnessed the promotion of personalities such as Yasser Arafat.
Dr. Sa’di said, “Palestine was sold to the Zionists in the first years of occupation by Western and reactionary Arabs.”
He considered Saudi support for Palestine as apparent and noted, “Because of the dependence of the Saudi regime on the Zionist regime, the Saudi rulers placed Palestine at the disposal of the Zionists.”
The plan for the “Deal of the Century” will not achieve its objectives
Dr. Rahmandoust said, “Countries that have proposed the plan for the Deal of the Century, in contrast to past plans, have not fully described it. On this basis, the analysis and the issues referred to in this regard are based on the probabilities and movements that Jews and their allies are implementing.”
The associate professor of the Faculty of World Studies said that the plan of the Deal of the Century was considered as a plan for comprehensive peace and the elimination of all threats and confrontations with Israel and emphasized that from the beginning and the end of the Deal of the Century, violations of the international obligations were revealed.
He stated that the plan of the Deal of the Century would not be realized, he added, “Although we are certain that the Deal of the Century hasn’t been realized, we must take precise and expert actions in relation to this plan.”
Dr. Rahmandoust stated that the occupation of Palestine and the presence of Zionists in the occupied territories is one of the greatest challenges of the world in recent times.
He said, “Eliminating the motherland of Palestine and providing a new definition of Palestinian refugees is one of the hallmarks of the Deal of the Century.”
He continued, “Western countries have consistently supported the Zionist regime since the beginning of the occupation of Palestine and in the plan of Deal of the Century, after Donald Trump became the president of the United States, the United States transferred its embassy in the occupied lands to Jerusalem al-Quds from Tel Aviv and one week after this, the leaders of the Saudi regime also announced the village of Abu Dis as the new capital of Palestine, which reflects the alignment of the West with the Arab reactionary regimes.”
Referring to the role of the Islamic Republic of Iran in restoring the Palestinian issue, Dr. Rahmandoust said, “If Imam Khomeyni and the Islamic Revolution didn’t exist, the Palestinian issue would have ended decades ago.”
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