Trump's Peace Push

(Jerusalem Post) Editorial - It is not clear why the Trump administration believes it will succeed in brokering Israeli-Palestinian peace where other U.S. leaders have failed. The core issues - Jerusalem, security arrangements, refugees - remain as intractable as ever. Moreover, the Palestinian leadership remains divided between Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank. For many Palestinians, the conflict is not just about territory in the West Bank and Gaza - it is about the very legitimacy of a Jewish state within any borders. Any serious attempt to begin a process of normalization that includes the Palestinians, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states is a positive development that should be welcomed. However, we must enter into this initiative aware of the potential dangers, including the possibility that a high-profile push for peace will raise unrealistic expectations.

2017-03-31 00:00:00

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