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Mid-East pact a diplomatic win for Trump, but no electoral lift

Instead of heralding peace, Trump's administration has helped create a new power balance in the Middle East - one unlikely to make an impression on American voters.

IT IS fair to say that we have probably too frequently used the term "historic" in reference to political events that may not be so significant or consequential in the big picture of history.

But very few serious historians (or anyone else for that matter) would deny that the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty signed at the White House on March 26, 1979, was a historic event that could be compared to the fall of the Berlin Wall 10 years later, or to the end of South Africa's apartheid regime in the 1990s.

I was sitting in the South Lawn of the White House, a young reporter with a full head of hair in my first assignment covering Washington, DC, when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister...

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