IMHO what we are seeing in the ME is a result of Obama's victory and would not be happening if Romney had won. America's enemies, Islamists, celebrated Obama's victory. They knew it would be good for them. I don't believe the WH is upset with the move at the UN. A tut tut here, a tut tut there. I do see them upset with Israel over settlers.
World opinion is so crazy. Who insists that a country decrease border security after another bus bombing in a major city, Tel Aviv? Who gives more land away when the last time in 2005 got them rockets, not peace? Leftism has nothing to do with rationality, and a lot to do with anti-Semitism, and a general hatefulness and covetousness.