The UNESCO decision should be seen in its true light, as being indicative of nothing more than a consensus of world opinion regarding Palestinian aspirations. As for the US threats to withhold funding, well, there's been an awful lot of these threats lately. If the US truly wishes to withdraw from the international stage and become an insular entity then so be it, that’s their choice. The world will go on just the same.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)
from the article: Israel: Palestinian UNESCO bid is rejection of negotiations