USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer speaks to Bloomberg News

Yousef Munayyer, a resident scholar at the Middle East Institute and executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, said he doubts Trump will succeed at making peace. But the president who campaigned on a pledge to put “America First” is showing a surprising interest in a region far from his homeland, he said.

“The big message from his trip to Israel is that Trump is going to be quite different than advertised,” he said. “I don’t think he’s going to be able to make a deal. That doesn’t mean the time he spends working on it may not shake things up.”

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