More than 128 countries defied Trump today and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the US to drop its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 35 members abstained, and nine voted against.
Because peace in the Middle East is "Not as difficult as people have thought".
As the violence in Israel continues to escalate, the White House has carefully danced on a bed of the softest eggshells in urging restraint from both sides, and at Monday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest came as close as they've gotten to a denunciation of the killings of Palestinian civilians.
Even if we grant the reality of some vague "right to exist" of states in international affairs, the U.S. and Israel are demanding concessions that they themselves refuse to make.