The USA pushed for freedom and democracy demonstrators in ME and North African countries. How can it now use its veto when the Palestinian statehood along 1967 borders comes up at the UN in September.?? Abstaining will be a loss of credibility but a veto will be credibility suicide. It will be the one single action that will amalgamate the world against the occupation and settlements.
Ya'alon met with security chiefs to assess situation following developments at Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak: Israel facing regional 'earthquake' and diplomatic 'tsunami'