Israeli and Palestinian negotiators express rare optimism about President Donald Trump’s efforts to strike a Mideast peace deal

DEAD SEA, Jordan — The Latest developments at the World Economic Forum in Jordan (all times local):

10:40 a.m.

A pair of veteran Israeli and Palestinian negotiators, who endured repeated failures, expressed rare optimism about President Donald Trump’s efforts to strike a Mideast peace deal.

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat and former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni spoke at the World Economic Forum’s regional meeting Saturday.

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Former Israeli Foreign Minister TzipiLivni

Erekat told The Associated Press that he is encouraged by Trump’s apparent determination. When asked about Trump’s growing domestic difficulties, Erekat said he believes any deal on setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel would win broad bipartisan support in the U.S.

Livni said in the session that Arab support for any deal is a “game changer” because it could sway Israeli public opinion. She says that in this context, Trump’s meetings with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia this weekend are “very important.”

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One Response to “Israeli and Palestinian negotiators express rare optimism about President Donald Trump’s efforts to strike a Mideast peace deal”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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