I think that the United States should assist in mediating negotiations toward a resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for a few reasons. The first is that, like it or not, we are seen as the most powerful country on Earth. This means that as every country makes decisions, they are making their choices based on us. With that being said, my next reason is that if we are the most powerful, we should be involved foreign policy to shape decisions in what we think is in our and the world’s best interest. Third, most of the world’s Jews live in the United States. If we are serious about stopping antisemitism, then we should want a seat at the table to protect American Jews and their right to access the Holy Land. Fourth and finally, Israel is the only democracy in the region. We should support this type of government in part to show that we disapprove with the human rights violations that are common in other countries in the Middle East. While I think that we should have a seat at the table in these negotiations, it is up to the Israelis and Palestinians to decide how they want to live together in the region.