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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 »

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 »

5 takeaways from Trump's first overseas trip as president - The Hill

With his first trip abroad as president behind him, when President Trump · Donald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE lands in ...and more »

Trump's Plan for Middle East Peace Could Actually Work - Foreign Policy (blog)

During his visit to Israel this week, U.S. President Donald Trump made the strongest public link thus far between two important initiatives: reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace and creating an Israeli-Arab alliance to confront Iran. At his main event ...and more »

Language Lessons - Foreign Affairs

MICHAEL J. KOPLOW is the policy director of the Israel Policy Forum. He blogs at Ottomans and Zionists. Read more by Michael J. Koplow @mkoplow. In This Review. The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine.and more »

Trump just wrapped up his first trip abroad — here's where past presidents traveled in their first year - Business Insider

Landing first in Saudi Arabia to address fighting terrorism, Trump then traveled to Israel to push for peace with the Palestinians, to Vatican City to meet with the Pope, to Brussels to meet with NATO allies, and ended in Italy to attend a trade summit ...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 »

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 »

Trump Raged at Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas In Bethlehem Meeting: 'You Lied To Me' - Newsweek

President Trump reportedly lashed out at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in their meeting in the West Bank city of Bethlehem last Tuesday. “You tricked me in D.C.! You talked there about your commitment to peace, but the Israelis showed me your ...and more »

The Art of the Middle East Peace Deal - U.S. News & World Report

Can President Donald Trump broker the Israeli-Palestinian deal of a lifetime? After his trip to Israel, there is certainly cause for hope. Settling the major issues between Israel and the Palestinian Authority has been an idée fixe for successive ...and more »