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Dear Democrats: Don’t Let Trump Kill the Two-State Solution

Here’s how the new Congress should buy time for Israeli-Palestinian peace under the next president.

The newly elected Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the party’s growing slate of 2020 presidential candidates, might be hesitant to spend any of their limited time and energy addressing the seemingly hopeless Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In a vast universe of problems, including the ongoing U.S. government shutdown, it’s not likely to make the top of anyone’s list of policy priorities. But Democrats shouldn’t give up on it just yet.

True, prospects for negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians, much less any kind of agreement, are at a low ebb.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas do not trust each other at all. Netanyahu is embroiled in Israel’s upcoming election and in corruption

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