Trump Adviser: New President Won’t Force Israeli-Palestinian Peace

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Jason Dov Greenblatt, one of President-elect Donald Trump’s top advisers, told The Times of Israel this week, “I think [Trump] going to try to help the Israelis achieve peace with the Palestinians….He will make it a priority if the Israelis and Palestinians want to make it a priority. He’s not going to force peace upon them, it will have to come from them.”

Greenblatt told Israel Army Radio on Thursday, “It’s certainly not Mr. Trump’s view that settlement activity should be condemned and that it’s an obstacle for peace – because it is not the obstacle for peace.”

Trump’s views, he said, come from the past example of the 2005 Israeli demolition of 21 settlements in Gaza and four in the northern West Bank. That withdrawal did not bring peace, but rather was a precursor to a Hamas takeover of Gaza and three wars with Israel.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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