During his first year in office, President Donald Trump signaled a desire to secure the “ultimate deal” on peace in the Middle East and appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to lead a team to prepare a peace plan. But as the Trump administration nears the end of its second year, its Middle East peace efforts have yet to result in progress.
In recent weeks, the Trump administration has taken steps to shift the terms that had guided decades of bipartisan U.S. efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These measures include broad cuts to U.S. development assistance going to Palestinians such as support to Palestinian refugees, the decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and the recent closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, D.C.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion examining the implications of the Trump administration’s current approach to Palestinian policy.