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By hurting Palestinians, Trump and Kushner lessen chances for peace

By hurting Palestinians, Trump and Kushner lessen chances for peace

President Donald Trump has a penchant for selecting the worst possible candidates for positions in his administration. For example, Ben Carson as head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been clueless regarding his agency’s responsibility to the poor. And a former coal lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler, is head of the EPA.

But probably the worst selection is Jared Kushner as special envoy to the Middle East. I cringe to think he is Mr. Trump’s selection to broker a peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

Any unbiased observer would recognize that the Trump administration blatantly favors Israel over the Palestinians. So Mr. Kushner is promoting an...

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