At their press conference today at the White House Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu laid out a vision for a peace deal between Arab countries and Israel that supersedes the Israel-Palestine conflict. John Kerry dismissed this as a fantasy: "There will be no advance and separate peace with the Arab world without the Palestinian process and Palestinian peace. Everybody needs to understand that. That is a hard reality."
Russia surely interfered in U.S. politics and may have affected last year's election; and that scandal could bring Trump down. But Israel interferes in our politics all the time, with a negative effect; and it's never a scandal.
Almost immediately upon getting elected, Donald Trump declared his desire “to do...the deal that can’t be made.” The new administration's foreign policy is still unsettled, but Trump's early statements, absence of statements, and Middle East appointments seem to be at odds with his expressed desire to be the president who finally closes “the ultimate deal.”