US Ambassador David Friedman
US Ambassador David Friedman

In an interview with CBN News this week, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that the “Deal of the Century” is a win-win for everybody involved.

“We think we threaded the needle. It’s a tough needle to thread but we’d like to think we got there,” he said.

The US ambassador believes the deal will provide the Palestinian people hope after decades of failure by the Palestinian leadership.

“The people within the territories, they are suffering,” he said. “The leadership has failed the Palestinian people for generations. They’ve become pawns in larger conflicts and the leadership has shown itself to be very adept at misdirecting the resources of the territory to their own pockets.”

Friedman said the UD is presenting a “hard offer” to the PA to see if they are serious about peace; by agreeing to stop terror payments and help deprive Hamas and Islamic Jihad of their weapons.

According to the U.S. ambassador, the region’s Arab states have a strong role in determining its success, pointing to the fact that ambassadors from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Oman were in attendance during the plan’s rollout, says Friedman.