Institute For Middle East Studies
A year after Donald Trump boasted that he could achieve the “ultimate deal” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the peace process is in shambles. Following Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem and the decision to cut assistance to UNRWA, the Palestinians now reject a leading U.S. role in the search for peace. Is this the end of the road, or can the parties — and Trump — find an exit ramp from this crisis?
Daniel C. Kurtzer is the S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Following a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Kurtzer retired in 2005 with the rank of Career-Minister. Throughout his career, Kurtzer was instrumental in formulating and executing U.S. policy toward the Middle East peace process. He remains active in Track II diplomacy related to the Middle East.