The ICC move paves the way for the court to take jurisdiction over crimes committed in Palestinian lands and investigate the conduct of both Israeli and Palestinian leaders over more than a decade of bloody conflict.
The resolution called for negotiations to be based on territorial lines that existed before Israel captured the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East war. It also called for a peace deal within 12 months.
Yaacov Amitai, the first Israeli ambassador named to Egypt since dictator Hosni Mubarak was deposed a year ago, officially took office in Cairo on Monday, suggesting that normal ties between the two countries are being solidified after a series of recent setbacks.
Police have arrested three Iranians suspected of involvement in yesterday's explosions in Bangkok, while investigators say they may have found a link to an attack the day before on an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi.