You see, even though President Obama has told the American people that the US does not support the Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood, and that he does not support the UN's role in recognizing one, to the point where he even told Turkish PM Erekat this, Professor Chernus just won't accept that. So he went digging around to find someone who shared his views, and he finally did:
"Except Gabriela Shalev, who may have more claim to expertise than most. She was Israel's ambassador to the UN from 2008 to 2010. A few weeks ago she told a committee of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, that "the United States is not interested in vetoing the UN's recognition of a Palestinian state.""That's it. The rest of the article is Chernus or someone else referencing Shalev's opinions, and of course Chernus explaining why Obama should do what he and Shalev want. Professor Chernus also represent other Israelis such as Efraim Halevy who agree that Israel shouldn't be so complacent...but also agree that President Obama probably won't abstain from the vote.
In the end, there really isn't much to this article, except that we see the arrogance of Professor Chernus: He will believe what anyone tells him, even over the President himself, as long as they are telling him what he wants to hear. For an academic, that's just sad.