Nearly three years ago, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took the extraordinary step of ending all negotiations with U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, owing to its alleged pro-Israel bias. Under President-elect Joe Biden, the Palestinian leadership is looking forward to getting back to the negotiating table. At the top of their agenda will be an end to Israel’s construction of settlements on Palestinian-claimed land in the occupied territories.

The Trump administration’s alleged bias in favor of Israel could not have been more blatant. Those who led the “peace process” — such as Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and the U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman — have all publicly supported Israeli settlement building and purported violations of Palestinian human rights.

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