Ahead of the UNGA Vote 'Germany Abstaining at UN Because Israel Wouldn't Budge on Settlements'

Senior German official says Germany tried to help Israel on Palestinian issue for a long time, but it has not taken necessary steps to advance peace; Italy, Sweden will aslo support Palestinians at UN.

The German decision not to oppose the Palestinian bid for non-member observer state status, and to abstain in the vote at the United Nations General Assembly this evening has shocked the top brass at the Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister's...