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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 01.11.10 | 18:14 (IST)

    would be disasterous for the US. It has already lost rememndous standing and respect in the Arab world and angered its greatest allies, Egypt and Jordan. A US veto would also be seen as a visible sign of the undue pressure Israel exerts on the US. It has really reached a point where most of the world finds this unbalanced relationship, so glaringly biased, to be a major detriment to achieivng a negotiated settlement. But it is not feasible that the US would vote against Israel. It is hard to even imagine an abstention, but what is clear is this US public stand supporting any move by Israel, regardless of how egregious, will not help the US position in the rest of the world. They are simply fed up with the power of the zionist lobby in the US and its effect on administration after administration.

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