Rescuing Trump’s Middle East ‘Deal of the Century’

Almost from day one of his presidency, Pres Trump appointed Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt to produce a plan for the Middle East which would end the conflict once and for all. This was later dubbed the Deal of the Century. What was encouraging about their thinking was that they rejected what was and focused on what might be. They even went so far as to abandon the vaunted two-state solution. And now they are confronted by a new US Senate resolution which insists that any American peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, include a two-state solution. Jared Kushner in 2017 Photo credit: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro This was a big mistake. By talking about a Plan, even the Deal of the Century, they were inviting opposition and controversy. As the opposition mounted, they were forced to keep postponing the tabling of the Plan and of late, to walk back their confidence in its acceptance. Just this week, Qatar said U.S. needs...(Read Full Post)
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