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Trump arrives in Israel, sparking hope of unconventional peace deal

Trump arrives in Israel, sparking hope of unconventional peace deal

In the last few years, the word “peace” has become something of a dirty word in Israeli politics.

In the wake of a string of unfulfilled efforts to negotiate an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, followed by successive rounds of violent confrontations, the whole concept of shalom has come to be seen by many Israelis as naive, an idea whose time came and went.

Even the dovish Labor Party, which won major public support for peace initiatives in the early 1990s, has stopped using the word in recent political campaigns, preferring to talk instead about “diplomatic agreements” and a goal of “separation” from the Palestinians.

But President Trump’s visit to the...

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