The road to mideast peace has been caught in a loop for decades. It goes like this. (1) America continually swears to support Israel no matter what. (2) Israel runs an occupation and a settlement enterprise which makes Israel (and their American supporter) the enemy of the region. (3) America (and Israel) conduct wars against the enemies. Repeat endlessly. If anything is ever to be put right, then it must come from the EU and the UN and Russia and China. They must consider America a bitter opponent of peace that will pull out all stops in support of Israel's settlement enterprise. Naturally this is not likely to happen, but, on the other hand, if it does not happen then Israel will never stop expanding. There are already major Israeli settlements in New York, Washington DC and Florida.
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from the article: Abbas: Palestinians will seek UN recognition, despite U.S. pressure