United States is absent from discussion of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

The US foothold in the region is clearly in decline but it is on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that its shrunken influence is most apparent.

The Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan is seen, with the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the background, in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem, December 10. (AFP)

Walk around Jerusalem and the presence of the region’s last indigenous imperial power is…