UN test of Obama administration

While attention is focused on the domino-like uprisings in the Arab world, the UN security council prepares to discuss a Palestinian resolution related to Israeli settlements.  The US policy has been to urge direct meetings between the Israelis and Palestinians and to say that the UN is not the forum to score one-sided points. But when push comes to shove, what will they do?  One opinion here suggests that the US will go along with a rebuke of Israel, that is short of any statement on legality.

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