America is not an honest broker. America is in bed with Israel. America is trying to advance the Israeli agenda. What we can be sure of is that the list of "benchmarks" it sets for the Palestinians is far longer and more detailed than the one it sets for Israel. We can also be sure that the American list is curiously forgetful about the obligation on Israel not to expand its illegal settlements, build news ones, extend probes into sensitive areas like Hebron and use its meandering Landgrab Fence to snatch the odd acre here, the odd acre there for Greater Israel. The heaviest burden in these so-called benchmarks will be entirely on the Palestinians, which should surprise no-one.
Wounded Israelis in suspected car-ramming attack in West Bank are soldiers (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. sets benchmarks for Israeli-Palestinian talks