Murray, if you think that the US will be respected for a veto here, you need to go back and review its last veto - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    Which was given with embarassment, shame, and what amounted to an a-p-o-l-o-g-y! One of the biggest reasons the US is fighting the Palestinian bid in the UN so hard is because of the catch-22 position it puts the administration into. Obama can't afford NOT to veto it because of AIPAC's political blackmail going into an election year; and the US can't afford to veto it because of the tremendous d-a-m-a-g-e that a veto will cause to its image, its international standing, AND above all its respect!

    from the article: Palestinians: We will seek full UN membership on September 23
    First published 12:54 15.09.11 | Last updated 12:54 15.09.11
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