May 23, 2013
'Door for Israeli-Palestinian peace may be closing,' Ban Ki-moon
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the "door may be closing, for good" on a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the continued growth of Jewish settlements undercuts peace.
"The two-state solution is the only sustainable option. Yet the door may be closing, for good," Ban told the UN General Assembly.
"The continued growth of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory seriously undermines efforts towards peace. We must break this dangerous impasse."
Likewise, Ban Ki-moon, in an apparent reference to recent comments by Israeli, Iranian and US officials, said he rejected threats of military action by one state against another.
While he did not specify what countries he was talking about, after criticizing Israeli settlement building, Ban told the UN General Assembly, "I also reject both the language of delegitimization and threats of potential military action by one state against another. Any such attacks would be devastating."