Israel and Palestine in the shadow of the election: What do Americans want Obama and Trump to do?
Reviving the stalled reconstruction of Gaza
What Americans (especially evangelicals) think about Israel and the Middle East
[Trump's statements on the UN vote are about] playing to a domestic audience, which is what they were doing when Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Deadlines [for Fatah-Hamas reconciliation] have been missed before. The general view is that, as long as both parties are moving in the right direction, progress is being made.
By recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the White House surely knew that the Palestinians would erupt in protest—and that the Israelis would not sit idly by. With the death of Abu Thuraya, the Trump administration now has the bonfire it wanted. The question going forward is this: Do they further fan the flames, or instead grab the fire extinguisher?