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On the eve of Trump’s first Israel visit

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The Trumps upon landing in Saudi Arabia

The Trumps upon arrival in Saudi Arabia (AP)

Published: 20 May 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

See here Trump’s official schedule for his first foreign trip. Now in Saudi Arabia, he will arrive in Israel on Monday 22 May and visit Bethlehem and the Western Wall the next day.

Can Trump’s visit prompt new Mideast talks? – Bernard Avishai – The New York Times 18.05.17
Trump's administration wants a regional deal--and can outlast Trump.

Would Israel's Knesset support a Trump Mideast deal? – Akiva Eldar – Al-Monitor 18.05.17
If Trump is successful in putting together the 'deal' to which he keeps referring, a solid majority could be found in the Knesset to support it.

Lessons for Trump and Kushner from my 20 years of failing at Middle East Peace – Aaron David Miller – Foreign Policy 19.05.17
Not even the greatest dealmaker the world has ever seen can bridge a divide if the two sides aren’t ready to get to work.

Related: Netanyahu trapped between Trump, Israeli right wing – and what Trump told the Russians


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