an honest broker

an honest broker

An unbiased or objective mediator. We can't have your mother decide this for us—we need an honest broker.
See also: honest

an honest broker

a disinterested intermediary or mediator.
This expression is a translation of the German ehrlicher Makler . In a speech in 1878 the German statesman Bismarck ( 1815–98 ) recommended adopting this role in peace-making, and the phrase became one of his sobriquets.
See also: honest
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He was the chief purveyor of the Legitimist armies, an honest broker of stores, and enjoyed a great reputation for cleverness.
Speaking to a large audience of senior government officials, private sector, and development agencies as he commissioned the Bank's world-class office complex in Abuja, Nigeria's Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo said the Bank had faithfully filled its role as a trusted advisor and an honest broker in the region and has earned its place as the voice of Africa on development issues.
I think what we are seeing here is not the end of the US role as an honest broker because it never was an honest broker," she told Al-Jazeera, adding that "This [his comments] is simply a clearer acknowledgment of that reality.
King Abdullah insisted that the Palestinians "do want peace," but said they felt "tremendous frustration" as they "don't feel the United States is an honest broker," hence their shift to the European Union.
Abbas has called Trump's Jerusalem declaration a "slap in the face" and has rejected Washington as an honest broker in any future talks with Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called Trump's Jerusalem declaration a "slap in the face" and has rejected Washington as an honest broker in any future talks with Israel.
He said in the past, Trump's move meant that the US was no longer an honest broker for peace.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, calling Trump's declaration a "slap in the face', has rejected Washington as an honest broker in any future talks with Israel.
Secretary-general of the Fatah Central Committee, Major General Jibril Rajoub, said Wednesday that the US administration has lost its ability to be an honest broker in the peace process.
Despite worldwide sympathy for the Palestinians in the wake of the unilateral US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reaction to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' declaration that Washington has disqualified itself as an honest broker and is no longer accepted as a peace mediator has been mostly muted.
He said during a meeting for the Palestinian A uthority that the US has chosen not to be an honest broker in the peace process.
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Wednesday that the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital undermines its role as an honest broker in the Middle East peace process.
is no longer an honest broker in the peace process, contending that Trump has put paid to the notion that the U.
Palestinian group Hamas said it "confirms the US has not and will not be an honest broker.
What is needed is an honest broker, someone with recent form in separatist negotiations and referenda.