Policy Analysis Unit- ACRPS |
19 Jun ،2014
In a surprising turn of events, the United States has declared that it will adopt an independent policy towards the institutions of the Palestinian National Authority: on June 4, 2014, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States would deal with the Palestinian unity government, a cabinet of technocrats approved by Hamas. This has led to a rare, direct confrontation with the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu. This paper examines how the US' qualified acceptance of a Palestinian unity government is predicated partly on the way in which the Israeli government has damaged the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.