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Peace is up to the Palestinians

Direct negotiations are the best way to achieve lasting peace between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East ("Trump and Israel," Jan. 24),

Israel has always advocated this. It is not an "alternative fact."

Yet direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis have not taken place since 2014, long before Donald Trump ran for president. Even then, Israel had to release over 100 Arab prisoners to bribe the Palestinians to show up.

American policy should be committed to encouraging both sides to negotiate an end to their conflict, without prejudging the results. If they settle on two states, fine. But it may be something else.

It is up to the...