Israel has never honoured its past agreements to stop settlement and move towards peace - any resolution of the Israel/Palestine conflict should be based on international law - the emphasis on 'negotiation' is to force the Palestinians to renounce their legal rights. How can seeking UN recognition of a Palestinian state delegitimise Israel unless what Israel is doing is ILLEGAL and they are asking the world to ignore this and accept a negotiated agreement that will effectively offer the Palestinians a Bantustan. This is patently unjust and because of the fundamental injustice of this position it will never lead to peace. Does Israel really want war to secure its ethnically cleansed Jewish state in greater Israel?? How can Western liberal governments possibly support this?
Labor court orders Jerusalem light rail operators to return to work (Haaretz)
from the article: Abbas calls on EU to recognize Palestinian state