The United States played a key diplomatic role in foiling the Palestinian efforts to pursue unilateral statehood outside of negotiations several years ago, and the American veto at the powerful United Nations Security Council wasn’t even required. But Israel can’t count on America’s help this time.
Al-Monitor has reported that a US diplomatic source has said the US is not planning to stop European efforts to create a new push for UN-sponsored Palestinian statehood. The plan this time is for new peace negotiations to be put forth, but with a UN Security Council-imposed time limit of two years. Another US source told Al-Monitor that the US isn’t arguing over the general concepts put forth by the French—they just want to wait until after the Israeli elections in March. … Continue Reading