Baehr: ‘In general, when Israeli ‎leaders have felt that America was in its corner, it has been willing to make more ‎generous offers to the Palestinians”

A peace process like any other
by Richard Baehr
January 27, 2017

There is a broad sense of relief among pro-Israel Americans and most Israelis that ‎the Obama years are over, and at least as far as U.S.-Israeli relations are concerned, things will be ‎on the mend with the new Trump administration…U.S. President Donald Trump has on more than one occasion described a resolution of the ‎Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the most difficult to achieve of all deals, but one ‎that would be worth the price of the negotiation effort, if successful. As ‎recently as January 19, Trump all but anointed his son-in-law, White House ‎adviser Jared Kushner, as the point person to handle those negotiations. Trump argued that if ‎Kushner could not achieve peace, nobody can, a line that might have startled former President ‎Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, among others.‎ READ MORE

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