The US and Israel can have its special relationship but not if the Palestinians are going to achieve a just and viable state. That can only come about if the US is prepared to apply a level of pressure on Israel that Israel would not view as friendly. Anyone who thinks that Israel will voluntarily seek a real and enduring solution (not just offer the crumbs from the victor's table) when the Likud party is not even prepared to abrogate the clause in its charter which states that there will be no Palestinian state in the West Bank is being intellectually dishonest.
Man and woman arrested for attempting to attack Israeli forces in Jerusalem's Old City (Haaretz)
from the article: Turbulent Middle East will only strengthen U.S.-Israel alliance