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October 22, 2015 6:04 am

UN Secretary-General ‘Not Optimistic’ After Visit to Israel

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Moshe Ya'alon and Ban Ki-moon meet Monday. Photo: Defense Ministry / Ariel Hermoni.

Moshe Ya’alon and Ban Ki-moon meet Monday. Photo: Defense Ministry / Ariel Hermoni.

Arutz Sheva – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council on Wednesday that he was “not optimistic” following talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to urge them to defuse tensions, a diplomat said, according to AFP.

Ban addressed a closed-door emergency session of the council by video-conference from Amman, the latest stop on his mission to de-escalate the violence.

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