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The Economic Entrails at the Heart of the ‘Deal of the Century’ Alastair Crooke © Photo: Flickr/israel-mfa. It is nothing new to say that the ‘Deal of the Century’ is – and always was – in essence an economic project. Indeed, it seems that its political ramifications are viewed by the White House as little more than the ineluctable consequences to an economic architecture, already in the process of being unfolded. In other words, it is the economic facts on the ground that are intended shape the political outcome — an attenuated political landscape that anyway has been minimised by Trump’s pre-emptive removal of key pieces of any Palestinian negotiating leverage. The financial squeeze on t... Full story

26 June