Surprise. Israel doesn’t trust US assurances on its security. Why? US didn’t stick by its assurances to Ukraine.
I. ‘Assurances’ to Ukraine
Secretary of State John Kerry will ask Israel to forgo territory and settlements if and when he unveils his plan for an Israel-Palestinian peace. Kerry will assure Israel that the security of Israel, without this territory or these settlements, will remain intact because the US will guarantee it.
The US and Russia guaranteed the security and territorial integrity of Ukraine in 1994 when the US pressed Ukraine to give up its nuclear weapons. By “territorial integrity,” Crimea was included.