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      Archive: 8/16/2013

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        8/16/2013, Elul 10, 5773

      Ban: Lack of Building Freeze Reduces Chance of Peace

      Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United Nations expressed concern, Thursday evening, over continued Jewish construction beyond the 1949 cease-fire line.

      Speaking at a news conference with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, he stressed that the lack of a building freeze would reduce the chances of peace and make the two-state solution impossible. He added that it was possible to reach the two-state solution through negotiations.