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Response to YvonneCa (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 23, 2016, 04:00 PM

36. Like you, it is hard to accept that Trump reality

I have tried to figure out the impact on this and really am pretty uncertain.

I do know that Kerry - and likely earlier Americans - have managed to convince Europe and the world NOT to take various actions against Israel. Respect for Kerry led France in particular to moderate its reactions to things. I really doubt that Rex Tillerson will either gain that respect or that level of influence.

Yet, America is a strong nation and has a UN veto. I seriously doubt that Jared or anyone associated with Trump could have any impact furthering peace. It has always been said that even with Kerry and Mitchell that the US is too close to the US and is thus not the honest broker - even though Kerry worked hard to be accepted by both sides. Trump has no diplomatic skills and he equates that to doing real estate deals which frankly are not the same. In that case, both want a sale - the question is just the price and terms.

I think this will lead to other countries trying to broker peace - with teh US hurting rather than helping. However, I do not think that Netanyahu COULD accept a peace deal even if he wanted - - over half of his cabinet are against a two state solution and his primary goal is to stay in power. No mediator can tailor a solution when either side things they can do better by not settling. Unfortunately, both cases are unwilling to settle thinking time is on their side.

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