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        5/17/2013, Sivan 8, 5773

      UN Supports Kerry Initiative for Re-opening Peace Talks


      Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations joined the ranks of supporters for the initiative of Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States to renew direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

      During telephone conversations with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Ban expressed hope that the current efforts would lead to the formulation of a real peace initiative soon.