It is an often repeated phrase by both the US and Israel (it is hard to see the differnce between the two in regard to policy) that recognition of Palestine is counter productive to the "peace process". Can someone explain exactly how this is so. I see no evidence that there is any desire for peace on the US / Israeli side, and I think that after decades of statelessness the Palestinian people understand that the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
from the article: Ireland upgrades status of Palestinian mission to embassy