“When President Trump issued his ‘Vision for Peace, Prosperity, and a Brighter Future for Israel and the Palestinian People’ at the White House on Tuesday, I was reminded that no one should be more humble about critiquing new Middle East peace initiatives than those who have taken part in previous ones. I am in the club of U.S. government officials who poured thousands of hours into that effort — and failed.

“So I appreciate President Trump, Jared Kushner and their colleagues’ hard work over three years to advance this noble cause, as well as their attentiveness to Israel’s security. I wish them success — but worry that a failure in this instance could come with severe ramifications that would set back prospects for an end to the conflict irreparably…”

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