In order to move ahead, there must be pressure applied to Israel since the controlling ideology nowadays is to settle the entire West Bank. Carter applied his pressure on Begin and Sadat and got a peace treaty. Bush (the father) and Jim Baker applied pressure on Shamir and got him to accept a peace process (in Madrid). Obama applied no pressure on Netanyahu and got nothing. In the absence of US pressure, the Palestinians are trying to muster world pressure on Israel. If the UNESCO vote is an indicator of a UN vote on recognizing Palestine as a state, it will pass. Pressure on Israel is key to progress. So relax, Mr. Obama. The UN will be doing the work you failed to do.
Ya'alon has 'total confidence' in deputy chief, decries political attempts to harm IDF (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. cuts funding for UNESCO after Palestinian vote
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