Jason Greenblatt, America's special envoy to the Middle East, said that the United States agrees on Israel's refusal to enter peace talks if Hamas does not recognize Israel and denounce violence against the Jewish state.
Stand for Israel Blog - Us israel relations
In the wake of the United States' and Israel's decisions to withdraw from UNESCO, two American legislators introduced a measure based on “the deep historical connection between the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem.”
By withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), America sent a message that it will no longer tolerate anti-Semitism from international bodies.
PM Netanyahu says the American leader is giving the Middle East and the world a chance to fix the nuclear agreement.
As the U.N. body, which historically takes a stance against the Jewish state, struggles with regional rivalries and a lack of funds, it faces the loss of its greatest - and most pro-Israel - member.