What role does the U.S. play in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
by Yitzhak Frankenthal 26.06.2013
The American objective is to prevent a war in this region, since there is no telling how such a war would escalate. The U.S. interest in the region is twofold: America wants to prevent oil prices from going up and sees Israel as an ally. Here too there is a problem, because the Palestinians think the Americans are not totally impartial as peace brokers. They feel that the U.S. leans toward Israel, although this is clearly not the case. The Americans do their best to remain objective, and have often applied pressure on Israel to change its stance.