Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine

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Media Outlet: The Hill

Zaha Hassan co-wrote an op-ed for The Hill on why President Trump should work towards brokering a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine:

President Trump says he wants “to see peace” between Israel and the Palestinians. No one would disagree. But how is a peace agreement to be reached after decades of failed negotiations? And will it meet the basic requirements of a just and durable solution to the 70-year-old conflict?
The administration has been engaging with a Palestinian advance team to lay the foundation for Wednesday’s meeting between the U.S. president and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. Considerable attention is being given to Palestinian economic development as the first step toward “the ultimate deal.”

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Zaha Hassan is a Middle East Fellow at New America. She is a human rights lawyer and former coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team during Palestine’s bid for UN membership.