For two decades and stretching across the past three presidencies, the U.S. has sought a comprehensive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. All attempts failed. All made matters worse. Yet the Trump administration is reportedly readying new ideas for what Jason D. Greenblatt, the president’s chief negotiator, called a “lasting peace agreement.”
It would be wiser to focus on proposals for partial measures that stand a reasonable chance of improving conditions for both sides. The detailed plan on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s desk for the division of the Jerusalem municipal area, presented by a team led by Likud legislator Anat Berko, is a good place to begin.
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