THE STATUS QUO IS NOT SUSTAINABLE BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF A DEAL WITH THE PA, BUT BECAUSE WAR IS COMING REGARDLESS OF A DEAL. THE US HAS BIGGER FISH TO FRY AND SHOULD STOP THIS PEACE MAKING OBSESSION.
The United States plans a new push to promote comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday, suggesting reinvigorated U.S. role in trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.[..]
“The president will be speaking in greater detail about America’s policy in the Middle East and North Africa in the coming weeks,” Clinton said at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum, a gathering sponsored by Qatar and the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank.
“America’s core interests and values have not changed, including our commitment to promote human rights, resolve long-standing conflicts, counter Iran’s threats and defeat Al-Qaida and its extremist allies,” she added. “This includes renewed pursuit of comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace.”
“The status quo between Palestinians and Israelis is no more sustainable than the political systems that have crumbled in recent months,” she said, saying the only way to meet both people’s aspirations was through a two-state solution.
“And while it is a truism that only the parties themselves can make the hard choices for peace, there is no substitute for continued, active American leadership — and the president and I are committed to that,” she added.