General Petraeus has been making this case strongly in Washington for two months. The argument is simple. As long as Israel prevents any peace agreement the USA will continue to pay a high price for the pleasure of supporting, both financially and politically, Israel. His argument is that Israeli intransigence places US forces in danger and prevent any effective US foreign policy in the Mideast and South Central Asia.
Yemen's Houthi rebels commit to peace plan in letter to UN chief, BBC reports (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. general: Israel-Palestinian conflict foments anti-U.S. sentiment