Well I never! The World's Greatest Democracy is stooping to bully and threaten other nations on Israel's behalf:
"Abbas is said to have agreed [to renewed peace negotiations] after several Security Council members who had committed themselves to support the Palestinians reneged after being pressured by Washington. Early in the week Palestinian officials told reporters they had the support of 9 countries. But on Thursday they said Portugal had succumbed to US threats to withhold support in financial institutions for its stricken economy, and Bosnia to a move to block Kosovo's admission to the UN. Nigeria, Gabon and Columbia were all said to be under unspecified pressure." (Reneging nations tarnish Abbas 'coup', Paul McGeough, Sydney Morning Herald, 24/9/11)
This should come as no surprise, however, given that it was precisely such US arm-twisting and threats that ensured the passage of the UN resolution partitioning Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab state in 1947, and gave Zionist forces the legal cover they needed to ethnically cleanse Palestine the year after. For the gory details, see my posts The Israeli Occupation of Federal Parliament 3 (14/3/08); Talking Turkey on the Two-State Solution (11/11/08); Now Honestly... (25/6/09).