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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