It strikes me that the real strategic blunder here is that Israeli politicians of the current administration believe the USA's standing will be diminished if Israel defies its wishes. The truth is that the US is the only friend Israel has. If the US finally recognizes international law for the OPT--like every other country on this planet already does--our standing can only _increase_ in world affairs. In effect, it's a game of musical chairs with one chair left at the table of consensus. Everyone else has already found a seat. If the US sits first, Israel will be left standing. Alone. In this sense, Israel's apartheid policies have backed it into a corner. It can negotiate now and still retain a modicum of strength in a final settlement. But the longer it waits, and the more territory it occupies, the more likely it will eventually be overwhelmed by demographics.
Saudi policeman killed in Mecca after Islamic State raid (Reuters)
from the article: Israel fears Obama heading for imposed Mideast settlement
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