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Signs that Trump is working on a Syria deal that includes normalisation

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Published: 2 November 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

White House dealings with Syria spark speculation; Dominican Republic may shift embassy to Jerusalem; Abbas stews over role played by rival, Mohammed Dahlan, in engineering the agreements

Is Trump working on a Syria deal that includes normalisation with Israel? (Haaretz)
New Omani ambassador is a sign that the Arab League position could be softening on Assad, while White House dealings with Syria spark a flurry of speculation

Dominican Republic to weigh relocating embassy to Jerusalem (Jerusalem Post)
Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi thanked his Dominican Republic counterpart Roberto Alvarez

The UAE’s invisible Palestinian hand (Foreign Policy)
An exiled foe of Mahmoud Abbas helped engineer the Arab peace deals with Israel that are infuriating the aging Palestinian president

Israel-Arab accords an earthquake for Palestinians, who pin their hopes on Biden (Times of Israel)
Sudan deal has deepened the shock in Ramallah, which is digging in despite impatience among erstwhile Sunni supporters. The Palestinians aren’t going anywhere, but the PA might be

Photo: Syrian President Bashar Assad stands to receive Arab leaders at the Arab Summit in Damascus, March 2008 (AP)

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