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Letter: U.S. should be a mediator in Mideast

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a victory speech to supporters on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Clinton defeated rival Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic South Carolina primary. Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee

At a recent MSNBC-hosted town hall, Donald Trump said what I thought was one of the most profound things so far in this campaign. When asked whether he would back Israel in trying to negotiate a deal between Israel and Palestine, Trump very smartly said he would be neutral.

He added that, as a deal-maker, he would need to be neutral to help both countries come to a settlement. Neutrality is key for someone overseeing a deal, and Trump communicated that eloquently.

We must really start to listen to the candidates now, as we cannot have four more years of someone dividing our nation. We must have someone who will bring it together, and that someone is not former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Robert Damato, Floral Park

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