By JPost Editorial.. Under a peace deal that would lead to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, Shiloh’s future, like many settlements, is shrouded in uncertainty. The US State Department’s recent condemnation of Israel’s proposed solution of the illegal Amona outpost issue unfortunately reiterates the erroneous view that “settlements are the core problem” of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Worse, it contributes to the prolongation of the conflict by incorrectly invoking international law under the pretext of “evenhandedness” toward the parties involved. [Photo top right: Construction in Amona settlement. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)] It is not evenhanded to blindly accept the Palestinian narrative, according to which not just the historic territories of Judea and Samaria (named the “West Bank” by Jordan during its reign there from 1949 to 1967) but all of Israel are “occupied territory.” Read the full story here.