Trump's 'biggest deal of all time' looks to be a major flop

(From left) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US President Donald Trump with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is helping to broker a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.
(From left) Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US President Donald Trump with White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is helping to broker a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.PHOTO: REUTERS

It is a sound that Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank have been missing for a long time. But recently they have begun to rejoice about "a different atmosphere".

"A fresh wind is blowing," Mr Oded Revivi, mayor of the Efrat settlement and foreign policy spokesman for the Settler Council, told the Israeli news website Ynet.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 07, 2019, with the headline 'Trump's 'biggest deal of all time' looks to be a major flop'. Print Edition | Subscribe