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Is the U.S. an "honest broker" in the conflict?


The U.S. calls itself an honest broker, but that is correct only in a very particular context. The parallel is not that of a baseball umpire, independent and impartial, but rather that of a real estate agent who deals with both parties—honestly— but whom it is known represents the interests of one side because her own economic (or in this case strategic) interests depend on it.

Perhaps more dangerously, the U.S. position has never placed international law and UN resolutions at its center. If it did, the necessity of a complete end to Israel's occupation would be understood as the starting point of any kind of future peace for Israel as well as for the Palestinians.


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