This is a very good article that explains how policy changes are arising from underlying changes in our economic interests and provides a clean diagnosis of why previous policies failed to work. However, with the imminent rollout of the “Deal of the Century", the idea that we are “calling off the search for peace” seems quite a bit premature. A more apt description might be that the US is searching for a different kind of peace than that previously envisioned. The new peace approach focuses on Arab-Israeli rapproachment, mutual economic development, and an alliance to curb Shia Iranian expansionism and Sunni Islamist terrorism. The Palestinian Arabs will be given some financial incentives and a few symbolic trophies. So what has really been called off is the search for peace by offering concessions to organizations of Palestinian national identity whose real agenda is Israel’s destruction. Whether the new approach will work is not clear, but it is based on a more realistic understanding of US economic priorities and the enlightened self-interest of Arab nations.

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