So the Palestinians want their own nation state? The entirety of the EU and the Obama administration are frantically trying to prevent a UN vote on the matter, despite the fact that Obama was for a Palestinian state as recently as a year ago. Supposedly their objection to Palestinian statehood is that it will derail the fragile, ongoing peace process with Israel.
What peace process? Since the creation of Israel in 1948, there has never been so much as a hint of peace in the middle east. It's not the number one wish for air-headed pageant contestants for nothing. There will never be peace in the middle east so long as a non-Muslim nation exists as a neighbor to Muslim/Arab nations.
I suspect, as you probably do as well, that Obama's objection to statehood has far less to do with his convictions about the peace process as it does with his desire to retain as many Jewish voters as possible for 2012. Obama is hemorrhaging democrat voters like the Deep Water Horizon hemorrhaged crude oil in the Gulf and jumping into the middle of the most contentious issue of our time by choosing sides will not help him get re-elected. He'd much rather punt the issue and not take a side at all. To Obama, this is considered leadership.
Would it really be the end of the world if the Palestinians had their own land to call a nation? It would certainly take away their excuse for being an unproductive, mindless rabble of terrorists. And if they continue to attack Israeli civilians, Israel would be within its rights under UN rules to defend itself without criticism. Plus, it yanks the rug out from under every nations reason to condemn Israel at every turn. It's always about the poor, put-upon Palestinians and how they're mistreated by Israel. Without that, what're they going to condemn Israel for?
At this point, not allowing a vote or a veto by the US will probably lead to mass protests and violence anyway, but the Palestinians don't need much of an excuse to riot.....it's what they do.