Trump and Abbas in separate headshots

Abbas visit rekindles hope

Expecting too much too soon from Donald Trump’s scheduled talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Washington on Wednesday would be a mistake. But after years of his shortsighted rejection of Israel’s repeated offer of peace negotiations without preconditions, Mr Abbas’s willingness to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “under the patronage of President Trump’’ signals there is potential to kick start the coma-bound peace process.

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