This clearly demonstrates that the only viable option for the Palestinians is to ignore the US and continue to seek international recognition and support from the rest of the world. It is totally correct to say that the Palestinian right to self determination is not contingent on the approval of the State of Israel. Better to create facts on the ground by building strong international support for a declaration of statehood and Israel and the US will simply have to deal with the prospect of international condemnation if they continue their path of deliberate contempt for international law and obstruction of the basic rights of the Palestinians. It is pretty pointless for the US to continually promote futile 'peace talks', state that settlement construction is illegal and then send billions of US taxpayer dollars to support this illegality.
Russia says kills six suspected militants in North Caucasus (Reuters)