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Biden’s Biggest Priority on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Isn’t a Peace Plan

Susie Gelman
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Susie Gelman

Previous American presidents have entered office with ambitious plans for peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be working from a different baseline. 

Donald Trump’s four years in office saw the implementation of harmful policies that upended longstanding American positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, causing Washington’s relationship with the Palestinians to break down completely and bringing U.S. foreign policy into dangerous alignment with the expansionist vision of the Israeli right. 

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