U.S. Has Pledged to Support Israeli Position on Talks With Palestinian Unity Government

New York Times says the commitment was given both at the start of Obama's presidency and after his re-election.

An Israeli official told the New York Times on Monday that Israel had in the past received “a specific commitment from the American administration” that it would not be expected to negotiate with a Palestinian unity government if Hamas did not meet the criteria set by the Middle East Quartet: recognition of Israel, renunciation of terror and a commitment to honor past agreements.

The Middle...