The key to understanding the significance of the recent UN resolution on Israeli settlements lies in a proper assessment of why the US didn’t veto it.
The U.S. is pressuring the Palestinians to surrender to the demand to recognize Israel as a “Jewish State”, which effectively means renouncing their rights.
In remarks to the press at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry said that “neither peace nor prosperity are possible without security, and the United States will only support a final status agreement that makes both Israelis and Palestinians more secure than they are today.” He then proceeded to illustrate how meaningless this rhetorical commitment to Palestinian security was by detailing the U.S.’s commitment to Israel’s.
My interview with Devon Douglas-Bowers about my forthcoming book on the U.S. role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was extraordinarily candid about the Obama administration’s goal in pushing “peace” talks between Israel and Palestine.