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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

UN Chief Urges Israeli-Palestinian ‘Patience’ With Talks

AMMAN (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Israelis and Palestinians Thursday to have “patience” with their peace talks so that they might have a chance to succeed, state-run Petra news agency reported.

After holding talks in Amman with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, Ban stressed the UN’s support for peace talks between the two sides, which resumed in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

He “called on the Israelis and the Palestinians to have patience and do all that they can for the success of their negotiations and achieve the needed progress with the help of the international community,” the report said.

“Ban stressed that the United Nations supports and encourages the continuation of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, leading to a two-state solution,” Petra added.

Negotiators met for around five hours on Wednesday in a new round of direct peace talks, which broke down nearly three years ago in a bitter row over Jewish settlements

The United States took the lead last month in securing an agreement to resume negotiations.

Ban also met with King Abdullah II and discussed the peace process and the Syrian refugees the kingdom is hosting, a palace statement said.

He “stressed that he is committed to working with the international community in order to increase aid to Jordan and help minimise the burden of dealing with the Syrian refugees and providing them with humanitarian assistance,” the statement added.

Jordan, home to more than 500,000 Syrian refugees, has repeatedly called for aid, complaining that limited resources are hampering its ability to cope with them.

Ban is on a tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories aimed at buttressing the peace process.

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  • dadhoover

    What a joke !!! Easy to tell Israel to be patient with the peace process when they’re the ones slapping that process with the most un-peaceful and illegal action possible – that of taking up more of the land meant for a Palestinian state by announcing more Settlement construction. WHO ARE THE US AND UN TRYING TO FOOL BY PLACATING ISRAELS CHUTZPAH ON THIS ANYTHING BUT PEACEFUL ACTION ?

    Next there will be replies that “ISRAEL IS ONLY BUILDING ONTO SETTLEMENTS THAT WILL BE PART OF ISRAEL ANYWAY” To that – JUSTICE HAS IT THAT YOU DON’T PRE-ASSUME THE OUTCOME OF THE NEGOTIATION CASE. In addition to that “NORMAL JUSTICE PROCEDURE” (dealing with Zionist Chutzpah is anything by normal) go to Mondoweiss and look up the recent article on where those settlements are being proposed, some are way inside the West Bank. While there you may run across many other matters exposed by really fair minded Jewish writers who are called self hating jews by the likes of Israel’s premier lobbyists AIPAC. a group whose only version of fairness is when things go their way and only their way.