By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
President Trump's trip to Israel and visit with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is already a success.
Abbas has declared that he is interested in talks with Israel and will return to the table.
Trump's meeting in Saudi Arabia with Arab and Muslim leaders also gave the US president - and by extension all of us, as well - new reason for hope in two very important fields. President Trump saw the Arab world's willingness to accept Israel and their motivation to destroy ISIS and other extremist groups.
Now the real challenge emerges.
How does the transition from the idea to a reality get under way?
How do you get the parties to actually work together and create a deal.
Previous US leaders have gotten the parties to talk, but getting them to move beyond talking has always been where it all broke down.
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