The clock of history has ticked for many years and only the deaf or the self delusional could not hear it. At some point in time the US will declare the same. Israel could have pre-empted this embarrasing and uncomfortable situation years ago and the US could have saved all the ill feelings against it by doing the same. UN resolution 242 is chieseled in stone and cannot be erased. Israel would do itself a great favor if it abandoned most of the settlements, comply with the resoultion and move forward with its true mission- to be a democratic, secular state for all its citizens.
Pope Francis: Divorced Catholics who remarry and their children deserve better treatment (AP)
from the article: Livni to Sweden: Ditch EU plan on dividing Jerusalem