How peace can come to Israel. Beware the quick fix. 

 

By: Ami Ayalon, Gilead Sher and Orni Petruschka

 

As we in Israel watch the events unfolding in Washington with consternation, and wonder what they and President Trump’s visit to our region will bring, it becomes more understandable that Trump wants to make the “ultimate deal” – an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement -- in order to secure a historic success.

We welcome this ambition.

However, Trump and his team need to learn the lessons from his predecessors’ failures and use a different approach to achieve an accord.

Moreover, they need to accept the likelihood that a comprehensive peace agreement is not possible now. In fact, if Trump will be able to redefine the process so that progress will be made that will be hailed as a major success and widely welcomed here.

 

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