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LISTEN: What does Trump mean for Israel-Palestine?

New American President Donald Trump has appointed several right-wing Zionist ideologues to key positions relating to Israel and the Middle East. But does that necessarily indicate a shift in Washington’s approach to the conflict and the region?

I was interviewed on the “Global Dispatches” podcast earlier this week (before the inauguration) about the incoming Trump administration, the future of the two-state solution, and the three key X-factors to watch in the coming months.

(The interview begins at around minute mark 2:50)

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    1. Bruce Gould

      Related question: what would Rex think, as Secy of State and former oil company oligarch, about the Israeli oil fields?

      https://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jul/09/israel-war-gaza-palestine-natural-gas-energy-crisis

      But in 2007, a year before Operation Cast Lead, Ya’alon’s concerns focused on the 1.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas discovered in 2000 off the Gaza coast, valued at $4 billion. Ya’alon dismissed the notion that “Gaza gas can be a key driver of an economically more viable Palestinian state” as “misguided.”

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    2. i_like_ike52

      All Presidents follow more or less the same policies regarding Israel and the Palestinians since the 1980’s. Even Obama did. Don’t expect any major changes

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