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Trump-Abbas Meeting: A Celebration Of Egos

In an opinion piece published by the Middle East Eye last week, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) Doctor Fellow Dr Alaa Tartir was pessimistic about the future of relations between Israelis and Palestinians, despite the recent meeting between American President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Dr Tartir believes that the flowery language used by both presidents did little to acknowledge "the stark failure of the DoP [the Declaration of Principles, also known as the Oslo Agreement of 1993] to bring about prosperity and security to both sides, the Palestinians and Israelis."

Dr Tartir fears that the focus on stability evidenced over the past several decades only makes the possibility of securing "a just and lasting peace" even more distant.

 

>> Read the full op-ed here

*Views expressed by author are their own.