Ban pressures UN to move on Palestinian state demand

21st September 2011, Comments 0 comments GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, opened the UN General Assembly in New York Wednesday with a plea to resolve the Israeli-Palestine impasse, saying that while Israel needs security, Palestine needs statehood. The remarks were made in the presence of US President Obama and Palestine’s President Mahmoud Abbas. The US insists that Palestinian membership [...]

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