It would require a new resolution with support from at least nine members in the 15-member Security Council with no veto by one of the other permanent members — Russia, China, Britain or France, all of whom supported Friday’s resolution.

In a blog post on Saturday (here), Joel Rosenberg gives 10 possible repercussions. Here are three:

  • Article 5 of the resolution calls to create a distinction between the State of Israel and the settlements built on lands captured in the West Bank and in east Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War.
  • The resolution’s wording can also be seen as a victory to the BDS Movement, as it opens the door for boycotts of goods produced in the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
  • Officials in Jerusalem are also worried that other nations in the world will follow in the footsteps of the European Union—even if not by boycotting the settlements, then at least by labeling settlement products.

Here is another one: All Israeli settlement activities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, including the temple mount, are now considered illegal under UN international law – including Jewish prayer at the Western wall.

And that is grounds for war.