No wonder Obama is putting so much effort into trying to prevent a UN resolution on Palestine from taking place. A vote will show the US in all of its isolation. Some 140 states are going to support an independent Palestinian state, the majority of the others will abstain, while the US will be joined by Micronesia and mostly other dependents. Not "leader" but "led", and not of the "free" world but by the Jewish Lobby's money that comes with strings attached. It will be a spectacle that Obama is praying to avoid, but doesn't know how. Too bad, but this is the failing of a good man who doesn't know how to exercise leadership."Either lead, follow, or get out of the way". The only option left for Obama is the third one.
Palestinian sources: Israel holding secret talks on arrest conditions of hunger-striker (Haaretz)