Why do the Americans and others want to veto a proposed Palestinian State? A State, it should be emphasised, which would arise from their own land anyway? It isn't as if the Palestinians want to implant it on somebody else's country, and then proceed to take that country over.
As things stand the Israelis, courtesy of a continuous build up of settlements, are grabbing Palestinian land all the time. And they take only the best land too, the fertile areas which have water sources for irrigation. This blatantly illegal process has gone on for so long now one has to wonder if it's worth the Palestinians actually claiming statehood. There can't be that much of their country left in their own hands.
So why the voices of protest from Clinton and co? They are making a concerted effort to block the forthcoming UN vote, saying that the only way forward for the region is through negotiation. That is, negotiation between Israel and the Palestinians.
Well, after years of fake 'peace talks', where Israel simply stalled and delayed as it continued expanding, what kind of negotiation might Clinton and co. really have in mind? I'd like to hear more from the Turkish leader Erdogan on this matter.I trust him more than I trust them.