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Editorial: Trump bungles his quest for the 'ultimate deal' in the Middle East

It's not an indictment of President Donald Trump that he failed in his first year in office to broker what he once called "the ultimate deal" - an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. After all, the effort to end that bitter conflict, which has been underway in one form or another for well over 100 years, also eluded his recent predecessors, despite intense effort and creative diplomacy.

Trump can be faulted, however, for his

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