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One of the most striking aspects of U.S. President Donald Trump's first months in office has been his focus on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump has often referred to a peace agreement between the two antagonists as the “ultimate deal ...and more »

Ex-UN envoy Bolton to JPost: Trump has no chance at ultimate peace deal - The Jerusalem Post

In an exclusive interview with the 'Post' the former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton said: "I don't think the two-state solution is viable anymore." By Yonah Jeremy Bob. May 29, 2017 20:46. 1 minute read. > Why the 'two-state solution' hasn't ...and more »

Charles Krauthammer: Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia - Deseret News

"Whom the gods would destroy, they first tempt to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict." — Irving Kristol. WASHINGTON — The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, yet every administration feels compelled to ...and more »

Diplomat in chief: How did Trump do on his first Middle East visit? - The Conversation US

President Donald Trump received both pageantry and a warm reception on his first trip to the Middle East. Whether bowing his head to receive the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar from Saudi Arabian King Salman, gathering around the “glowing orb” at the ...and more »

What Trump not signing a Jerusalem embassy waiver would really mean - Washington Post

On Thursday, President Barack Obama's last waiver pursuant to the Jerusalem Embassy Act will expire. Absent a new waiver by President Trump, the provisions of the law will go into full effect. Trump promised during his campaign to move the embassy, ...and more »

How Israeli moves in Jerusalem are scotching Trump's 'ultimate deal' - Mondoweiss

A decision by Donald Trump this Thursday could prove fateful for the immediate future of Jerusalem, the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region. He must decide whether to renew a presidential waiver, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama ...and more »

Trump yelled at Abbas: 'You tricked me in DC,' Israeli TV reports - The Times of Israel

President's outburst in last week's talks, alleging PA chief is engaged in anti-Israel incitement, was followed by shocked silence, Channel 2 claims; Palestinians insist meeting went fine. By TOI staff 28 May 2017, 10:09 pm 30 Edit · Facebook · Twitter ...and more »

By backing Saudi Arabia's vision of the Middle East, Trump may be sowing the seeds of conflict - Washington Post

ISTANBUL — In a speech intended to galvanize Arab and Muslim leaders against threats from extremists and Iran, President Trump demanded unity from his audience in Saudi Arabia, and focus. “One goal transcends every other consideration,” he said to the ...and more »

White House faces deadline for clarity on Israel embassy move - The Jerusalem Post

WASHINGTON – Twice a year for the past nineteen years, presidents have issued a “suspension of limitations” set forth by specific provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act– a waiver that allows them to delay moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv ...and more »

Top Palestinian official denies report Trump yelled at Abbas in Bethlehem - The Jerusalem Post

Confidante of PA chief says meeting was respectful calls reports to the contrary "total fabrication and a lie." By Adam Rasgon. May 29, 2017 15:04. 2 minute read. > Erekat slams Israel for holding cabinet meeting in Western Wall Tunnels · >. Official ...and more »