The Trump administration meets the Arabs and the Palestinians. @NeriZilber @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.

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The Trump administration meets the Arabs and the Palestinians. @NeriZilber @WashInstitute @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Confofpres.

Trump will almost certainly not give up on his efforts to broker what he has termed the “ultimate deal” between the Israelis and Palestinians — an agreement that he thinks is “frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years.” In his short time in office, Trump has already hosted both sides’ leaders at the White House, visited Israel and the Palestinian territories himself, and now sent his son-in-law to the region. Yet this most recent iteration of the U.S.-led peace process is already showing signs of strain.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/11/trumps-mideast-peace-plan-is-crashing-against-political-reality/

"TEL AVIV, Israel — Jared Kushner’s shuttle diplomacy to the Holy Land late last month may have caused more issues than it resolved. No sooner was the presidential envoy back in the air after meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah than an anonymous report came out that President Donald Trump was considering walking away from the entire peace process gambit. No matter that the story, from the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat, was sketchily sourced to a “Palestinian official,” nor that a senior administration official quickly denied it, calling it “nonsense.” It spread like wildfire, picked up by other news outlets and propagated on social media; people seemingly wanted it to be true.

Trump will almost certainly not give up on his efforts to broker what he has termed the “ultimate deal” between the Israelis and Palestinians — an agreement that he thinks is “frankly, maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years.” In his short time in office, Trump has already hosted both sides’ leaders at the White House, visited Israel and the Palestinian territories himself, and now sent his son-in-law to the region. Yet this most recent iteration of the U.S.-led peace process is already showing signs of strain...."