Per The Daily Star:
A senior Palestinian official accused Israel on Thursday of preventing the United States from taking part in peace talks, two days after a new round of meetings.
“The American side has not participated in any meetings until now between Israel (and the Palestinians),” Palestine Liberation Organisation secretary general Yasser Abed Rabbo told Voice of Palestine radio.
Why should the United States participate in talks between two states, neither of which it has any formal alliance with, neither of which represent any legitimate US defense or security interest, and both of which are located in a region where the US has no business meddling?
American participation in Arab-Israeli peace talks isn’t good for the Arabs, it isn’t good for the Israelis, and it isn’t good for the Americans. It just. Isn’t. Good. So this is good news.