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U.N.’s Ban: Israel’s ‘occupation’ is ‘morally and politically unsustainable’


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/uns_ban_israels_occupation_is_morally_and_politically_unsustainable_20110

Israel's occupation of the West Bank is "morally and politically unsustainable, and must end," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. In a speech delivered Wednesday in Uruguay by his assistant, Ban also praised the Palestinian Authority's state-building program and criticized Israel for continued settlement building, according to reports. “Time is of the essence in realizing the two-state solution," Ban said. "The occupation that started in 1967 is morally and politically unsustainable, and must end. The Palestinians have a legitimate right to the establishment of an independent and viable state of their own.

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