“Both Trump and Netanyahu aware they help their own political positions by strengthening the ties between the two countries”

Settlement obsession loses focus
by Richard Baehr
February 20, 2017

The Trump team says it is comfortable with something that brings peace. But something short of peace that is not war, something like the current situation, may be all there is for now. That is not because Israel is uninterested in peace. One focus of the talks between the two leaders was pushing back against Iranian aggression in the region, an effort that has united Israel with some Sunni Arab countries. Neither Netanyahu nor Trump spoke at length about this, but broader cooperation between Israel and Arab states could also be positive for Israeli-Palestinian relations. Maybe the Arabs will no longer give a blank check to Palestinian intransigence and terror. READ MORE

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