British MPs to vote on recognising Palestinian state

 British lawmakers on Monday hold a non-binding vote on recognising Palestine although government ministers will not take part, in a sign of the political sensitivity of the issue.

Dialogue only option to resolve Palestinian issue: India

Expressing deep concern over the escalating conflict in Gaza, India on Wednesday said dialogue remains the only viable option to resolve issues between Israel and Palestine.

Israel to join UN rights council: Israeli official

Israel cut all ties with the Geneva-based council in March 2012 after the body said it would probe how Israeli settlements may be infringing on the rights of Palestinians.

Palestinian peace negotiators resign over settlements

Another negotiator, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the resignations.

Israel-EU ties to fray without compromise on settlements: Official

Israel and the European Union will drift apart if they cannot compromise on new EU guidelines covering Jewish settlement on occupied land that could damage research and trade ties, Israeli`s deputy foreign minister said.

Mid-east talks: No progress seen on Israeli settlements

Israeli and Palestinian leaders dug into the central issues blocking a peace deal.

Palestinian govt plans USD 50mn settlement fund

The Palestinian govt plans to establish a USD 50mn fund to help thousands of Palestinians quit work in Israeli settlements by the end of the year.

Abbas urges US to respond to Israeli settlements

Palestinian Prez Mahmud Abbas called on the US admin to "respond" to the continuation of Israeli settlement activity.

UN chief is shown Israeli settlements, barrier

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Saturday got a closer look at what has emerged as a main obstacle to restarting Middle East peace talks — Israeli settlements on Palestinian-claimed land.

Muslims concerned about Israeli settlements: Mubarak

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has said the entire Muslim world was concerned about Israel`s settlement construction in Palestinian territories, ANSA news agency reported.