UN chief calls on Israel to freeze settlement-building

Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon and his colleagues display what he called "terror dolls" , right, that he said are being used to teach hatred among Palestinian children, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at the U.N. He spoke shortly before the U.N. Security Council met to discuss the Middle East and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon spoke out against Israel's settlement activities. Ban told council members that the parties must "act now to prevent the two-state solution from slipping away forever." (AP Photo/Cara Anna)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Progress toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building in the West Bank, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, calling the settlement activities "an affront to the Palestinian people and to the international community."

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