"UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is due to hold talks with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on the future of the Middle East peace process.
During a Downing Street meeting, Mr Brown is likely to push for a halt to the expansion of Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory."
The BBC do have an analysis piece hidden away on their politics page that purports to cast some light on why Gordon Brown is not commenting but in reality just drifts away.
If you want real comment, try Richard Littlejohn; in a piece entitled "Gordon Brown's yellow streak is the width of the Yangtze river" he takes Gordon Brown to task, here's an extract:
"In their amoral universe, there is little difference between theatrically letting Jade Goody's boyfriend out of prison for his stag night and freeing a convicted terrorist involved in the murder of 270 innocent civilians.Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson are the triumvirate that schemed to get "New Labour" elected and have shown that the true New Labour project was not about fairness but power, money and control.
It's all a game to these cynics. Surely, say the sophisticates, Gordon wouldn't have gone along with this simply because he thought it would damage the SNP at the next General Election. That's precisely why he would have gone along with it. Every decision he ever takes is predicated upon what it can do for him personally and how much damage it will inflict on his political opponents. And to hell with the consequences.
Despite the preening world statesman posturing, Gordon is as much of a petty, point-scoring, partisan pygmy as the puffed-up playground posers in the SNP.
His stony silence is almost eloquent, serving both to insult our intelligence and remind us of the yellow streak the width of the Yangtze which passes for his backbone."