Of course, Obama is pushing to empower Palestine. As the recent Gaza games showed, a more powerful Palestine will be necessary for consummation of the Israel-Palestine Mutual Suicide Pact. A UN vote to make Palestine an Observer State can justify a whole lot of new Israeli Settlements. That will bring the Pact closer to fruition. The United States is a guarantor of the Israel-Palestine Mutual Suicide Pact and Obama will do everything he can to carry out its purposes.