or throw it under a bus, or any of the other emotional claptrap mentioned here, even though its not obvious to me what single benefit the US derives from Israel. What the US just hopefully might do is insist that Israel follows international law, stops stealing Palestinian land; and makes a genuine effort to negotiate a peace on borders close to the 48-67 ones, including sharing Jerusalem. On these substantive issues Esther is correct, Israel has not made a single positive gesture. Imprisoning Palestinians on spurious grounds, and then letting some out is not really a gesture. Israel Palestine is the cause celebre of the Muslim world, and the one that the west finds impossible to justify. That is why the west needs to insist that it is fixed in a fair manner.
Palestinians report IDF airstrikes on Islamic Jihad targets in southern Gaza Strip (Haaretz)
from the article: ADL chief: Flawed U.S. policy is undermining Mideast peace