Lebanon

A broader Israel-Arab deal _ rare opportunity or diversion?

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have pledged to seize what they believe is an opportunity for an ambitious Israeli-Arab peace deal. The premise is that Sunni Arab countries — pushed closer to Israel and the U.S. by the fear of regional rival Iran and its nuclear ambitions — can play an active role in future negotiations, perhaps nudging the Palestinians toward a deal they might otherwise reject. A rare opening or wishful thinking? Here's a look.

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WHAT DID TRUMP AND NETANYAHU PROPOSE?

At the leaders' first joint news conference on Wednesday, Netanyahu said some Arab countries see Israel "increasingly as an ally,"...

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