With Israel and the United States in a crisis politically, the Middle East peace process is actually dead in the water

Jimmy DeYoung

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JD: Jared Kushner brings the peace agreement that he is hoping will go into place between the Israeli’s and the Palestinians that one that has been written up and planned by his father in law President Trump. He had a meeting with Gantz and with Netanyahu and said fellows let’s get together and form a government. Do you think that’s going to encourage them at all?

DD: It’s just too complicated Jimmy for anybody to come in and push the parties together. Again the only thing that really can do that is a shared national emergency where both leaders can overcome their rather large egos and the differences they have and join together. Certainly the United States through Kushner is pushing that line is important but I don’t think it’s enough to overcome the problems. And at any rate as we talked about last week the peace process is pretty well dead in the water.

We’ve had other action this week with the Palestinian’s and other areas that I won’t detail right now. But there’s a continuing war going on not peace. The Palestinian Authority is shattered it doesn’t have a strong leadership under Abbas. There’s really no reason to think that a peace process right now could really succeed. The partners in it, Jordan, the Peace Treaty weakening strongly. There were more developments there this week. Just no reason to think that’s going to succeed. But him coming shows there’s still an interest in the White House to get this going. But again the US is also at a polygon right now so that’s the situation.

JD: David Dolan explaining why the Trump Middle East Peace Plan is dead in the water at this time.

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