The Obama administration started publicly opposing the UN option only recently; back in 2009, it didn’t even deny media reports that Solana’s “trial balloon” was launched with its approval.
Solana said, and if no agreement is reached by this deadline, the world should immediately recognize a Palestinian state, admit it to the UN and announce its own solution to all outstanding issues (borders, refugees, Jerusalem, security arrangements), along with a binding timetable for implementation. Washington never publicly endorsed this idea. But this week, it was reported that Solana floated his trial balloon with backing from “the highest levels of the US administration,” and that the US indeed plans to adopt it – with some twists that make it even worse. Specifically, Washington will announce a two-year deadline for talks that will focus mainly on borders. If no agreement is reached by then, the US and EU – and presumably the rest of the world, too – will recognize a Palestinian state with borders “based on” the June 4, 1967 lines
Comment by Adamantine:
Obama wants to recognize the new Palestinian state that is one truth.