WATCH: Days of U.S. Vetoing Resolutions in the U.N. Might Be in the Past, Says Alter

Journalist and best-selling author Jonathan Alter on MSNBC said, 'The long-term policy of the United States vetoing any resolution that is favorable to the Palestinians, those days might be moving into the past.'

Olivier Fitoussi

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Chris Hayes: We saw this sort of remarkable thing happen in the last month. We saw the speech in Congress, which was massively politically toxic, sort of unprecedentedly toxic for an Israeli Prime Minister in terms of that bilateral relationship; a series of statements that were very provocative, demagogic, I would say down the stretch; renouncing essentially for the two-state solution. Has the Netanyahu campaign written checks that his government will now not be able to now cash? What does it mean for an Israeli government to now have this man who said all these things in the past month run the government?

Jonathan Alter: It's really a problem for him and for Israel, because the BDS movement -- boycotts, disinvestments, sanctions -- is gathering a lot of strength in Europe. There are even some indications in the United States, those who have been supporters of Israel, that the long-term policy of the United States vetoing any resolution in the Security Council at the United Nations that is favorable to the Palestinians, those days might be moving into the past.

If that happens, then this election will be seen as a huge reckoning, a huge problem for Israel, and really isolating them in the world in ways that they have not been before. So the stakes are quite high. Of course they're high for the United States as well, as it relates to the Iran deal and all sorts of other issues.