What Is Trump's Israel Policy?

(Washington Post) Jennifer Rubin - "For all of President Trump's image as a disruptor of the status quo, his approach to the Middle East so far has really involved returning to the traditional U.S. approach toward the region that President Obama had upended - viz. maintaining strong relations with our traditional Arab and Israel allies and opposing Iran and other radical Islamic entities. His meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is part of that approach," said Michael Makovsky, chief executive of JINSA. "Too much was made of Trump's comment about a one- or two-state solution being okay with him - he clearly was just stating his intention not to impose a solution. This was a sober recognition of reality, and offers a greater chance of a more realistic deal between the two parties." Robert Satloff, of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, says, "The U.S. doesn't have an interest in the specifics of the eventual agreement except that it be satisfactory to the parties and doesn't add insecurity to the broader region."

2017-02-20 00:00:00

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