Is the United States lost its muscles in the Middle East?





With the entry of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the stage of hibernation, the region's population wondering whether the United States lost "muscle" necessary to influence the "players"in the Middle East?
During the last month, the observers of the Middle East watched, the United States, trying to get to ensure the extension of the decision to freeze settlements in the West Bank from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a move that would keep the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, at the negotiating table And save the peace talks from collapse, the last full
Despite the disappointment, was not surprised by the failure of one of Netanyahu's decision to extend the freeze, even the U.S. president, Barack Obama, "spent a lot of political capital" by calling for the extension of the freeze in his speech last month before the General Assembly of the United Nations.

We have seen this happen repeatedly during the past year, with calls Obama a settlement freeze, and Netanyahu refuses and says no, the United States are forced to appeal to Abbas to negotiate.

Now, the United States has expressed its readiness to provide almost everything for Israel to halt settlement activity for two months, hoping to give the parties time to negotiate and reach agreement on the border, before returning the parties to the same position exactly to demand once again to freeze the last settlement, including the provision of guarantees Security, military equipment and the full support of the United Nations.
This, and because of the inability of the United States to play a meaningful and effective in the formation of these events led many diplomats in the Middle East to question the power that is indispensable in the region, and if so, until now, or as formulated by a senior Arab diplomat: "It's very frustrating. "

With the departure of the national security adviser James Jones last week, the hope is that the Obama administration re-organize its internal affairs, and introduce them to the region.

If this does not happen, there are many other countries that will fill the void, starting from Iran, through Turkey and Qatar, which could change the balance of power in the Middle East.