President elect-Donald Trump wasted no time placing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict high on his foreign policy agenda, telling The Wall Street Journal on Friday that he hopes to end the conflict after taking office in January.
“That’s the ultimate deal,” said Trump. “As a deal maker, I’d like to do … the deal that can’t be made. And to do it for humanity’s sake. He referred to the conflict as the “war that never ends.”
The Israeli Right has welcomed Trump’s election to office, hoping it brings to an end to the animosity that existed between the Netanyahu government and US President Barack Obama’s administration.
Many on the Israeli Right have euphorically speculated that there would finally be a president in the White House who moves the US Embassy to Jerusalem, and accepts the idea that settlement activity is not a stumbling block to peace.
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