Since with all those other crises, Israel/Palestine was feeling left out:
Palestinian shopkeeper Fadi Bin Masraf was busy this week, putting away stacks of merchandise that feature the U.S. flag as part of imitation-designer American brands.
“People are angry, and they don’t want to wear the flag of the country that is against us,” he said, adding that he’d “store away” the clothing in case the United States “changed its tune.”
Anger at the U.S. has been growing here as Palestinians prepare to officially launch their bid in the United Nations for statehood. That bid probably will go before the U.N. Security Council, where the United States has indicated that it will use its veto to quash the initiative. (emphasis mine)
I don’t feel like being eloquent tonight, so I’ll just come out and say it: with what kind of reasoning does the claim of a 3rd party to have power to block the independence of a people hold any weight whatsoever?