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Trump’s Middle East Team: Goal Is to ‘Facilitate, Not Dictate, a Lasting Peace Agreement’

Grant Rumley
12th November 2017 - Quoted by Cathy Burke - Newsmax

President Donald Trump and his advisers are developing “the ultimate deal” to end the intractable Israel-Palestinian conflict — one based on a two-state solution that’ll go beyond previous frameworks offered by the U.S. government, The New York Times reported.


According to the Times, Trump’s team of Middle East peacemaking neophytes has studied the issue for the last 10 months and is ready to address the status of Jerusalem and settlements in the occupied West Bank.


“Ultimately, both Netanyahu and Abbas just have this long, long history and they’ve played this game really well,” Grant Rumley, a scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Times.

“And they don’t trust each other and I don’t think they will ever get to the point where they will trust each other.”


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