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БАНГАЛОР– Героические усилия госсекретаря США Джона Керри по спасению палестино-израильского мирного процесса вот-вот завершатся неудачей. Хотя достижение существенного урегулирования всегда оставалось несбыточной мечтой, это последнее разочарование лишит США возможности поддерживать даже фасад «мирного процесса», в котором был только процесс и совсем не было мира. И это, возможно, не так уж и плохо.

Переговоры срываются по множеству причин, начиная с того, что Израиль продолжает колонизировать земли, оккупированные в 1967 году, несмотря на протесты со стороны международного сообщества, и в том числе США. Во всяком случае, с момента начала последнего раунда переговоров Израиль ускорил строительство поселений, в то же время повышая свои требования, особенно в отношении дислокации израильских войск в долине реки Иордан. Освобождение нескольких десятков палестинских заключенных не может подменить истинные уступки по данным спорным вопросам.

Ухудшая положение, США постоянно отказываются от применения своего существенного влияния, чтобы заставить Израиль изменить курс, из-за внутриполитического влияния произраильского лобби, особенно Американского комитета по связям с общественностью Израиля (AIPAC). Об этом красноречиво свидетельствует сделанное Керри назначение Мартина Индика – гражданина Австралии британского происхождения, который начал свою политическую карьеру в США в 1980-х, работая на AIPAC – в качестве основного посредника США на этих переговорах.

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