The U.S. and Israel have been driven to the resumption of useless talks to postpone referral to the International Court of Justice Israel's intransigence, with U.S. support, of the occupation and land grabs. Both Israel and the U.S. went bananas last year when the UNGA overwhelmingly recognized the existence of a Palestinian State in Palestine. This recognition by the UN of Palestinian rights undermines U.S. support for Israel's push for a utopian Greater Israel. In a rapidly changing world and with the growing consciousness of human rights universally It will be impossible for Israel to either deny statehood for the Palestinians or to prevent total integration into what will become over time a Palestinian State with a Jewish minority.
Two Turkish soldiers, five Kurdish militants killed in attack (Reuters)