| GEO World|
| Netanyahu warns Palestinians against 'unilateral action'|
| Updated at: 1532 PST, Monday, November 16, 2009|
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned the Palestinian leadership against "unilateral action" after they said they plan to seek UN recognition of their independence.
"There is no substitute for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority," Netanyahu said in a radio address.
"Any unilateral action will undo the framework of past accords and lead to unilateral actions from Israel."
He called on the Palestinian Authority to restart negotiations "without preconditions."
The Palestinians said on Sunday they plan to ask for UN recognition of their independence, amid mounting frustration over the stalled peace process, including at Israel's refusal to end settlement building in the occupied West Bank.