UN chief 'very encouraged' by Mideast peace talks

September 2, 2010 16:05


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

VIENNA— The UN secretary-general expressed optimism Thursday about the first direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians in nearly two years, while acknowledging the process could prove "very difficult."

Ban Ki-moon called on both sides to show sincerity, flexibility and pragmatism as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas were to meet in Washington later Thursday.

"I am very encouraged and happy by these direct talks for (the) Middle East peace process," Ban told reporters after a meeting with Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 18, 2018
Google says will appeal EU fine