- Aaron David Miller says the idea that Donald Trump's son-in-law could bring about Mideast peace is wildly optimistic
- The key missing element is a willingness on the part of the two sides to strike a deal, he says
Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of "The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President." Miller was a Middle East negotiator in Democratic and Republican administrations. Follow him @aarondmiller2. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)On Monday, two European newspapers published an interview with President-elect Donald Trump during which he asserted (again) that his son-in-law -- soon to be a special adviser in the White House -- is "a natural" to fix the Israeli-Palestinian issue.