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Outside-In Won't Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Paul R. Pillar Israel Palestinian Territories Saudi Arabia, Middle East Donald Trump never has given evidence that he has new, fresh, and promising ideas to achieve his declared objective of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.  His statements on the subject can more plausibly be interpreted as another piece of braggadocio about his self-declared deal-making ability.  The obstacles to an Israeli-Palestinian peace have long been painfully apparent, even if much discussion of the subject does not candidly acknowledge them.
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