This is like a couple in conflict going to a marriage counsellor who's best friends with the wife. There's no way the counsellor can be objective and helfpul, and there's no way the US can be objective and helfpul in mediating between Israel and Pals. It's impossible. The US should have the decency and honesty to adnit tha, and the EU and Russia should have the courage to insist on it.
from the article: Mitchell to arrive in Mideast amid hopes for renewed peace talks