I have to be careful in my choice of words with you pilgrims and assorted fellow travelers. In my narrow world a "knuckledragger" may be heavy handed but is not necessarily without virtue.
I am more and more convinced that Trump and his crew (Kushner, etc.) are not equipped intellectually to comprehend or deal with men for whom some things are not for sale.
Kushner and his helpers on the Deal of the Century are interested in peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis only because they see, however dimly, that Israel's long term prospects require some sort of peace.
The peace that they want is visible now. It is a peace in which there is no Palestinian state and in which the Palestinians accept their permanent status as a subject people at the mercy of their Israeli masters.
As LBJ used to say, "This dog won't hunt." Some things are not for sale. The Alamo is not for sale. Jerusalem is not for sale. The Iranians say that "the door of diplomacy" is closed forever. That statement should be taken seriously
The Trumpistas and their friends believe that everything is for sale, but, in fact everything is not for sale. Is Israel for sale? No amount of bribe money will cause the despised Palestinians to give up their dream of nationhood. One would think that Jews would understand that but, evidently their tribalism overcomes everything else in their heads.
Iran will not be brought to its knees with economic sanctions and stupid statements which imply that submission to the will of the "City on a Hill" will make them prosperous and well off.
The knuckledraggers are gathering on both sides in the US/Iran crisis. War is likely. pl