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.

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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...