UK abstention on Palestine 'a historic misjudgement'

Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander said the government's decision to abstain in the vote on Palestine was "a historic misjudgement".

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The UK Govt's decision to abstain on the UN vote on enhanced status for Palestinians is worse than a blunder. It is a historic misjudgement.

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Vote for enhanced status for Palestinians at UN is an important non-violent legal and diplomatic step towards a negotiated 2 state solution

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Hague: Israel 'reacted wrongly'

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has said Israeli settlement extension plans would make a two-state solution "almost inconceivable", describing the move as "the wrong way to react."