Foreign affairs experts are warning that the diplomatic upheavals caused by US President Obama’s conduct on the UN vote are not necessarily his last word on Israel. At the cabinet meeting yesterday the experts on foreign affairs presented a scenario in which Obama could even on his last day in office cause harm to Israel. The concern is that Obama may promote a move in the UN Security Council giving guidelines for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians

and the establishment of a Palestinian state. Israel would find it hard to present an alternative model after these guidelines are set. The experts on foreign affairs also posed another concern regarding the Paris conference which is supposed to take place during the course of February. At the conference a pro-Palestinian peace initiative may be presented and could be viewed as authoritative if it is adopted. FULL REPORT