Trump's Israel Trip a Missed Opportunity

Matt Nosanchuk, who worked in President Barack Obama's White House as the liaison to the American Jewish community, director for outreach on the National Security Council and associate director for public engagement, didn't think very highly of President Donald Trump's visit to Israel last week, and says the trip not only won't end the conflict but could make matters worse.

Visiting Israel and the West Bank just days before the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War could have provided a ready-made opportunity for Trump to call for reflection among both Palestinian and Israeli leaders that might have catalyzed a return to the negotiating table. Trump is squandering that opportunity — which is why his braggadocio about resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be taken with a Dead Sea's worth of salt.

For Matt's full piece, click here.