'US failed to convince Israel to halt settlement building'

Palestinian Authority UN observer says Palestinians are seeking UN resolution demanding Israel immediately stop all settlement activities.

January 8, 2011 04:30
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'US failed to convince Israel to halt settlement building'

Riyad Mansour 298.88. (photo credit: AP)

UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinians are seeking a

The draft resolution calls on Israel and the Palestinians to continue negotiations and resolve all final status issues by September 2011 as called for by the Quartet of Mideast peacemakers — the US, the UN, the European Union and Russia. It also urges intensified international and regional diplomatic efforts "to support and accelerate the peace process."
Karean Peretz, spokeswoman for Israel's UN Mission, stressed Thursday that "the only road to peace" is through direct negotiations.

She accused the Palestinians of repeatedly bypassing direct talks during the past year, which "only move us further away from returning to the negotiation table and reaching a two-state solution."

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