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November 20, 2013 1:31 pm

UN Official: Israel Blocking Peace Efforts

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Members of the Palestinian delegation at the United Nations General Assembly celebrate Nov. 29 upon the vote to upgrade Palestinian status to a non-member observer state Nov. 29. Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

Ynet – A UN political chief warned Tuesday that chances of peacefully ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict may be “irreparably damaged” unless steps are taken to prevent new Israeli settlement building and other “negative developments.”

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the Security Council that four months since the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks aimed at a two-state solution, negotiators “have gone some way towards narrowing their differences.”

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