PM advises Netanyahu on Middle East peace action

The Israeli Prime Minister joined mourners at Margaret Thatcher's funeral service. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/WPA Rota

David Cameron has held talks with Benjamin Netanyahu in which he urged the Israeli Prime Minister to take action to get the Middle East peace process back on track.

The Prime Minister told Mr Netanyahu, who was in London for Baroness Thatcher's funeral, it was "essential" to improve the economic and security situation in the occupied territories.

Foreign Secretary William Hague had warned earlier this year that hopes for a two-state solution forged by Israelis and Palestinians were "slipping away".