Obama may lose the Jewish vote if he does not veto the Palestinian membership, but he will most certainly lose the Muslim votes if he does. On the other hand, most American Jews are liberals and do not believe that Netanyahu is serious about peace, and the acceptance of Palestine as a member of the international community is not such a big deal and does not constitute an existential threat to Israel, on the contrary, it could prove to be the impetus Israel needs to start the negotiations in good faith. 20 years of fruitless negotiations is long enough. Instead of talking about borders, refugees and Jerusalem, Netanyahu wanted to talk about water and trade.
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