Daniel Pipes reminds us that Washington’s supposed attempts at peace are really counter-productive:
….The “peace process” is in actuality a “war process.” Diplomatic negotiations through the 1990s led to a parade of Israeli retreats that had the perverse effect of turning the middling-bad situation of 1993 into the awful one of 2000. Painful Israeli concessions, we now know, stimulate not reciprocal Palestinian goodwill but rather irredentism, ambition, fury, and violence.
Pipes is right with one thing. The last 20 years has seen a lot of talking but massive increases in Palestinian dispossession. And America has simply watched.