President Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

E-International Relations (March 10, 2017)

11 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2017

Date Written: March 10, 2017


The article analyses President Trump’s stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It discusses the decision to relocate the American Embassy to Jerusalem, arguing that this is a correct and bold decision. It further explains why Israel’s Legalization Bill hinders the prospects of two-state solution. The piece denounces the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, arguing that Israel and the Palestinian Authority should start negotiations to diminish the occupation until its elimination, step by step. This is essential for establishing peace between the two sides. Bringing the occupation to an end is a vital milestone on the road to peace. The article further discusses three options for President Trump to pursue, arguing that the most realistic and less bloody option was and remains the two-state solution. The article ends with the hope that President Trump will succeed where his predecessors had failed and bring peace to the Middle East.

Keywords: Trump, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Peace, Security

JEL Classification: Z00

Suggested Citation

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael, President Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 10, 2017). E-International Relations (March 10, 2017) , Available at SSRN:

Raphael Cohen-Almagor (Contact Author)

University of Hull ( email )

Cottingham Road
Hull, Great Britain HU6 7RX
United Kingdom

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