There is lots of talk and lots of criticism about Israel building settlements outside their national borders. Even Israeli courts have ruled that at least part of the land used belongs to Palestinians. It would be useful to find out exactly who supports settlements and who does not. America has always indicated that they opposed settlements, but, since Obama personally criticized settlements last year, he has completely changed his position. It would be interesting and enlightening to see what, if anything, Obama would say as part of his vote for or against settlements. The only way to find out is to proceed with the vote.
U.S. defense contractor accused of copying secret military documents (Reuters)
from the article: Obama calls Abbas in bid to prevent UN vote on settlements