November 19, 2019

Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Faces Dimmer Prospects Than Ever

Source: The New York Times

Journalist: Michael Crowley

The prospects for a Trump administration plan to strike a Middle East peace deal have been receding for months, thanks to a protracted political stalemate in Israel and the refusal by the Palestinians to engage with Washington. But they may have reached a new low this week.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement on Monday that the United States no longer viewed Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal under international law, coupled with a monthslong deadlock in Israeli politics that may require a new election to resolve, is casting further doubts that a long-awaited proposal from President Trump can resolve the 70-year territorial conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

Read the full story and The New York Times.


  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is the former 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 expe...