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Will there be any end-of-term Israeli-Palestinian initiative?

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Published: 12 November 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Middle East expert: Trump victory might make lame-duck Obama feel ‘less encumbered’ about pushing ahead with end-of-term Israeli-Palestinian diplomatic initiative - Barney Breen-Portnoy – The Algemeiner 09.11.16

Obama’s last chance of ending Israeli occupation
– Akiva Eldar – Al-Monitor 08.11.16
If Obama does not act decisively now to promote a two-state solution, his final days in the Oval Office could also be the final days of Abbas and Fatah. A collapse of the PA would lead to a collapse of the Palestinian legal system and essential services. Poverty and crime rates would skyrocket, and dozens of militias would turn the West Bank into fiefdoms ruled by armed gangs.

Trump team warns Obama not to make major moves on foreign policy
– Nahal Toosi – POLITICO Magazine 10.11.12
Trump adviser: ‘I don’t think it’s in keeping with the spirit of the transition ... to try to push through agenda items that are contrary to the president-elect’s positions.’


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