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By Liu Chang
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken successively visited Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan in recent days, which marked his first trip to the Middle East after taking his new position, and also thefirst Middle East visit by a top US leader in the lingering aftermath of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, thus capturing extensive attention.
The way the US government handled the latest conflicts breaking out between Palestine and Israel has been much criticized, so the purpose of Blinken’s trip is to consolidate the ceasefire and magnify Washington’s “relentless efforts” to exact the truce.
On the one hand, the US hopes to mitigate the relationship with Palestine by throwing money. During the visit, Blinken said the US would make enormous contributions to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and pledged an extra USD38.5 million in addition to resuming the 360 million aid to Palestine. US allies such as Qatar and Egypt also promised USD500 million for Gaza’s reconstruction. Moreover, Blinken reiterated America’s support of the “two-state solution” as the way to solve the Israeli-Palestinian issue, of keeping the status quo of the sacred sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, and its objection to evicting Palestinians from East Jerusalem.
The olive branch extended by Blinken sent a clear signal to Palestine and other countries in the region – Washington will support the Palestinian National Authority led by Abbas and resume its aid to Palestine in the attempt to further isolate Hamas. Such a move is to serve America’s strategic layout in the Middle East. Hamas gained the support of a lot of Palestinian citizens as it demonstrated great military capabilities and a strong will to resist during the latest conflict, so America needs to bring Palestinian National Authority to its side and suppress Hamas’ political influence to continue to control Palestine and lead the peace process in the region.
On the other hand, the US needs to reaffirm its security commitment to Israel while finding ways to rein in its actions. Although the Biden administration adopts a different stance from the previous one on the “two-state solution” and aid for Palestine, its emphasis on the alliance with Israel is the same. Blinken also said his country would continue to fund Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System and hinted at continued arms sales and other military assistance to the country as well.
While giving Israel security commitment, Washington may ask it to follow its regional policies, especially staying on the same page regarding the Iranian nuclear issue and other important issues, and notifying and consulting the US before making major decisions or taking actions to restrain its unilateral actions.
In addition to mediating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Blinken had other targets to meet during his Middle East tour. America needs to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its consequences as soon as possible in order to concentrate on handling the Iranian nuclear issue. Resuming the Iranian nuclear deal is the top priority in its Middle East policy, and now is a critical moment for the reopening of the deal, so America doesn’t want the conflict to divert its limited energy and resources.
Besides, Blinken also wished to placate their Arabian allies. Considering what was discussed during Blinken’s meetings with leaders of Egypt and Jordan, Washington hopes to keep open communication with the Arabian allies on its aid to Palestine, thus paving the way for reshaping its alliance system in the Middle East.
However, although the four-nation tour in the Middle East seems like a quick response from the American side, its actual effects are likely to be limited. The various financial aids committed by Blinken to Palestine, large in number as they may look, are a drop in the bucket compared with the enormous cost of the US getting involved in regional conflicts. The White House would like to spend a little money to keep its domination in the Middle East, but the little input it is willing to make won’t be able to resolve Palestine’s problems once and for all. During the latest conflict, Israel was very aggressive, and America’s extent of interference basically depended on the pace of Israel's military actions. As Israel becomes increasingly intractable, the US will find it more costly and uncertain to keep its grip on the Middle East.
实际上，凯发国际sb61娱乐官网：美国政府在巴以冲突中饱含私心的种种作为，显示出其无力也无意在中东扮演负责任的领导角色。这种“拉偏架”的做法只会加速美国信誉丧失。 In fact, the favoritism played by the US government in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reveals its inability and lack of will to play a responsible and leading role in the Middle East. Such partiality will only discredit the country more quickly.
(The author is from the Department for Developing Countries Studies, China Institute of International Studies.)