The EU must now gather strength and enter the arena. There is too much at stake to let Trump lay down all the rules in the Middle East conflict.
A two-state solution came about as the result of a rules-based world order, which Mr Trump detests because it is inimical to the raw power that he prefers to govern global affairs.
The Trump administration’s announcement on Monday about Israeli settlements was just the latest draconian measure targeting Palestinians.
As we know from history, deciding who is right and who is wrong is the only way of bringing peace, for Israel just as much as the Palestinian people.
Mr Trump may have acted not only to lift Israeli morale but also to give the tottering Benjamin Netanhayu a chance to remain in power.
But few American administrations have backed Israel’s atrocities as openly as the Trump White House has.
[I]t wasn’t democracy that brought the preachers to the yard, nor was it any kind of love for the Jewish people.