American hypocrisy at its best. Freedom and Democracy is fine for Syria, Libya and other Arab states, but for the Palestinians it's out of the question. The Americans obviously prefer them to remain under the yoke of the Israeli occupation, rather than giving them an independent state. That decision to veto might give Obama a few Jewish votes, but it doesn't give him any moral standing in the democratic and civilized world.
Thousands attend an anti-violence and incitement rally at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square (Haaretz)
from the article: Obama to Abbas: U.S. will veto Palestinian statehood bid at UN