It appears that PA President Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump “are experiencing a kind of honeymoon,” Zionist Union MK Ksenia Svetlova said Wednesday night. “Real life will begin soon, in Jerusalem.”
She was just one of many Israeli and American skeptics who watched Trump announce the start of a peace process.
Former US adviser to the peace process Aaron David Miller tweeted, “Never in decades of involvement have I heard a US president more confident with less prospects.”
Trump had none of their doubts as he boasted, “We will get it done.”
His confidence was not dimmed by the failed efforts of at least three presidents before him – Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton.
Former president Jimmy Carter once said in Jerusalem that one of the deep regrets of his presidency was that he had not been able to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Obama waded into the murky waters of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict very carefully. All along the way he was cautious.
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