November 28, 2012 Britain said its decision would remain flexible up until the vote. It said it would vote in favor of the measure, if, among other things, Palestinians returned to negotiating table with Israel without any conditions.
November 27, 2012 France had broken with the United States once before when it voted to give Palestinians full UNESCO membership. France has become the first major European country to say they will side with the Palestinians.
November 27, 2012 The Palestinian leader died eight years ago. Earlier this year, his widow gave investigators some of his clothes and tests showed what might be traces of lethal polonium-210. His remains will now be tested.