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The Genealogy of Trump’s U-Turn on Palestine

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By Patrick Henningsen (21st Century Wire): 27 June, 2016

Has American political reality finally set in for GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump?

With only days before the Republican Party’s National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump finally abandoned any pretense ‘neutrality’ on the Israel-Palestine issue, and is now firmly “committed” to supporting Israeli settlement expansion on territories it has seized illegally, and also not recognizing a Palestinian State.

After all the promising rhetoric and previous displays of good will on this crucial foreign policy issue, exactly how did he finally arrive back at the status quo?

What started off as interesting, became promising, before eventually settling into Washington’s default position. On numerous past occasions during the GOP debate cycle and along the campaign trail, Trump had stated his feelings (which appeared to have an air of passion at the time) and intentions to secure a peace deal for the open-ended Israel-Palestine conflict.

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