May 30, 2019

The Trump-Kushner “Deal of the Century” Was Just Torpedoed By Israel's Political Chaos

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: VICE News

Journalist Alex Kane

Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Wednesday looking to make a deal — but his negotiating partner was, to put it mildly, distracted.

While President Trump’s son-in-law was readying his framework for Israeli-Palestinian talks, Israeli legislators were busy doing something they’ve never done before: dissolving the Parliament after failing to form a government.

Wednesday night’s unexpected chaos in Jerusalem wasn’t just a historic disaster for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who failed to cobble together a deal with opposition parties allowing him to serve another term as leader. It also spells trouble for Trump and Kushner’s so-called “deal of the century” to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...