You are right in that Israel should promote its own interests. Everys state should, including Israel, and yes, the US. The problem is that Israel apparently has decided that its national interest lies in continued occupation and annexation. If that is the case, then it should just say so, and stop this fake peace and reconciliation rigmarole.
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from the article: Indyk: If Israel manages alone, it can decide alone