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Trump Peace Plan Attracts Some Gulf States, But Not Consensus Backing

Simon Henderson

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The Hill

January 29, 2020

Bahrain, Oman, and the UAE have evidently decided that good relations with the White House are more important than echoing Palestinian anger or appeasing Iran.

Thousands of words will be written about President Trump’s Middle East peace plan announced at Tuesday’s White House event. At best, some articles may contain a passing reference to the attendance of ambassadors from Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. It’s a pity, because their effective endorsement of the plan is hugely significant...

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