This vote has more to do with domestic politics than anything else. Mid-term elections are around the corner, and reps need to curry favor. The Palestinian lobby does not get anyone elected here. There's no reason to doubt that the US commitment to Israel is exceptional, but don't look at this stupid vote to judge that. Any who want to consider the relevance of this declaration should be asking... How could it have been anything less than a unanimous declaration? That is the story of this story, if there is any. Anyone looking for fault lines in Obama's power or rifts between Obama and the majority of Congress... you're grasping at straws if you think this declaration shows that Obama's on shaky ground.
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