Trump believes he can make an Israeli-Palestinian deal. Don't hold your breath
President Donald Trump departs the White House for Palm Beach, FL (Shutterstock)

By David Mednicoff, Director, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in an Israeli settlement near Jerusalem in 2017. AP Photo/Oded Balilty For decades, U.S. presidents have been unable to broker a long-term settlement between Israel and Palestine. Deal-maker Donald Trump would like to accomplish what his predecessors could…