UN set to vote on settlement resolution; U.S. set to veto - Haaretz Daily
U.S. is the only Security Council member that opposes the resolution; though its wording does not conflict with Washington’s stance on settlements it fears that if the resolution passes it will be an obstacle to renewal of peace talks.
There are conflicting reports on what the US will do. Clearly the US has to figure out how to reassert its position in Middle East diplomacy. The last few months have shown that countries are willing to go around US efforts, and the last few weeks have thrown traditional alliances into question. Whatever happens, it’s part of a US effort to re-establish itself as the primary broker in the region.