“‘[Kushner] understands that an immediate move by Israel to annex these territories will pretty much strangle those efforts to recruit Arab support in the crib,’ says former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro. ‘That left Netanyahu a little bit hung out to dry, but he had to make an adjustment to this now more definitive U.S. position…’

“‘Trump would not have rolled this plan out when he did if he didn’t think it would provide some benefit to Netanyahu. But it was also clear … that he can’t be sure Netanyahu is actually going to remain prime minister,’ Shapiro says…”

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