4 July 2019
Professor Malik Dahlan wrote an opinion piece for Haaretz, where he argues that ‘if President Trump's advisor wants to keep his Mideast plan alive, he’s got to harness popular Arab and Islamic support’.
He writes: “If we are to solve the Middle East conflict – a reliable source of international discord since the Arab revolt of 1916 – we must have to begin with the practical and symbolic heart of the matter. That way we can focus the process on the central issue and, if successful, work outwards from there, regardless of the changing facts on the ground or the nature of any future Palestinian statehood. In other words: Jerusalem First. Not economics first. Get that right, and it’s just possible that everything else will fall into place.”