Germany's Abstention Berlin Stuck in the Middle on Palestinian Vote

Ahead of the United Nations vote that is set to recognize a Palestinian state, Germany has announced it will abstain. The move reveals Berlin's complicated foreign policy loyalties on the issue -- and once again reveals Europe's inability to reach consensus on a key foreign policy issue.
Palestinians demonstrate in the West Bank in support of their bid for recognition of statehood at the United Nations.

Palestinians demonstrate in the West Bank in support of their bid for recognition of statehood at the United Nations.

Foto: MARKO DJURICA/ REUTERS
With wire reports