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Scoop for Dr. Pipes: Trump equivocates on the Israeli Palestinian conflict

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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Dec 3, 2015 at 08:42

Dr. Pipes,

If you check today's Times of Israel liveblog, you will see another revelation that sets him apart from the conservative mainstream and is more in sync with the Democrat party line:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog-december-3-2015/

14:50 Trump: Mideast peace depends on whether Israel wants it

"Donald Trump says that if he's elected president, he'll know within six months whether he can achieve a peace accord between Israelis and Palestinians, but says he has doubts about each side's commitment to the peace process.

"I have a real question as to whether or not both sides want to make it," the Republican presidential front-runner says.

Saying his concerns are greater regarding "one side in particular," Trump declines to reveal whether he is referring to Israel or the Palestinians, but does insist the chances for a lasting peace rest with the Jewish state.

"A lot will have to do with Israel and whether or not Israel wants to make the deal — whether or not Israel's willing to sacrifice certain things," he says. "They may not be, and I understand that, and I'm OK with that. But then you're just not going to have a deal."

The real estate magnate said yesterday that he was planning a trip to Israel soon to meet Benjamin Netanyahu."

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He's a loud-mouthed ignoramus.

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