when the Security Council is deadlocked because one of the permanent members persistently uses its veto in defiance of the will of the overwhelming majority. The procedure is called Uniting For Peace, and was established during the Korean war to circumvent the Soviet "Nyet". The US veto on Friday means that this procedure will very likely be invoked this year to have the UN recognize a Palestinian state on the 67 borders through overwhelming support of the UNGA. Why do think Abbas has been lobbying so hard for the last 2 years to get universal recognition of the 67 borders by UNGA members? That rush of South American recognition didn't just come from nowhere, the Palestinians know exactly where this is leading.
Report in Lebanon: Israel Air Force strikes Syria's Quneitra, 3 terror operatives killed (Haaretz)
from the article: With settlement resolution veto, Obama has joined Likud