I think that if the U.S. is asked or invited in mediating negotiations toward a resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian than it should assist however, I don’t believe the U.S. should insert itself in negotiations. It can offer knowledge and resources and recommendations but ultimately a sustainable solution will have to come from Israeli-Palestinian collaboration. I agree with other responses that a neutral third-party mediator is beneficial however, I don’t know if the U.S. can remain neutral and even if it could I don’t think it’s determinations would be viewed as neutral which is arguably just as important. As stated in this course many people believe the U.S. and Israel have always been allies, this myth alone proves that even if the U.S. provided neutral fair mediation assistance many would view their efforts as biased. For this reason I think there is a place for the U.S. to assist but only at the direction of Palestinian and Israeli request.