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Trump's Middle East mission impossible?

US president has to invoke more than The Art of the Deal with sworn foes Israel and Palestine

Mr Trump welcoming Mr Abbas on May 3. Mr Trump is trying to broker peace in the Middle East by getting Israel and Palestine to set aside their 70-year enmity and sit down at the negotiating table.


DURING the 2016 presidential election campaign, Candidate Donald Trump never stopped blasting US policy in the Middle East. He decried the costly military interventions in the region, including the Iraq War. Insisting that as president he would take steps to reduce American

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