The ironclad US-Israel alliance is the stuff of legend. And no wonder. For the US, Israel is a military platform in the Mid-East. In exchange, Israel uses US money, weapons and political cover to continue its occupation and colonization activities with impunity.
Undeterred, Palestinians requested that the UN Security Council support a one-year deadline for a two-state settlement. US representative Samantha Power claims that the US, too, yearns for a two-state solution but nevertheless orchestrated a defeat of the proposal in favor of more negotiations, during which time ever more Jewish only settlements will be built and ever more Palestinian homes will be demolished.