Massive and intense involvement and unrelenting pressure – not sanctions and not gifts – but superpower-like conduct that recognizes that its interests are at risk, is what the United States needs to show now. Not a three-month freeze on settlement construction, but rather a comprehensive plan. Not a puppet show in which Hillary Clinton hosts Tzipi Livni at the expense of Ehud Barak or Benjamin Netanyahu so they get the hint, but progress on American recognition of a Palestinian state. The slogan that the United States cannot want peace more than the parties involved is simply false. The United States needs peace more than the parties involved.
U.S. needs peace more than Israel or Palestinians – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News