Israel unveils plans for 3,000 more settlement homes a day after UN votes to recognise Palestine The development will be built in occupied East Jerusalem and the West BankThe Palestinian Authority says they will not resume pace talks until building stopsPA says the construction will cut the West Bank in two | UPDATED: 20:21 GMT, 30 November 2012 Israel has revealed plans to build 3,000 more settlement homes in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank just one day after the UN voted to recognise a Palestinian state. In response, the Palestinian Authority says they will not resume peace talks until the building is stopped.
Hague says UK will formally recognise Palestine as state in its own right if leaders agree to re-enter peace talks with Israel The foreign secretary will tell MPs tomorrow that UK will vote for Palestinian United Nations non-member statusComes despite fears Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' push for vote to increase tensions with IsraelFrance already announced it will back Palestine in Thursday's vote | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 28 November 2012 Vote: William Hague will tell MPs tomorrow the UK is willing to vote for Palestinian UN non-member status Britain is preparing to recognise Palestine as a state in its own right, senior officials have revealed. Foreign Secretary William Hague will tell MPs tomorrow that the UK is willing to vote in favour of Palestinians having non-member status at the United Nations if their leaders agree to re-enter peace talks with Israel. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has decided to push ahead with the vote on Thursday despite fears that it will stoke further tensions with Israel after violence erupted in Gaza earlier this month.