Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander said the government's decision to abstain in the vote on Palestine was "a historic misjudgement".
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.
Vote for enhanced status for Palestinians at UN is an important non-violent legal and diplomatic step towards a negotiated 2 state solution
Britain today summoned the Israeli ambassador amid deepening international anger at fresh Israeli settlement expansion plans.
The Foreign Office does not deny reports that that Britain and France are considering withdrawing their ambassadors from Israel.
Israel's response to the Palestinians' crushing diplomatic victory at the United Nations late last night is provocative.