UN Chief Chastises Netanyahu on Settlements

October 13, 2014 1:53 PM

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U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon has chastised Israel's prime minister on the issue of Jewish settlements and challenged Benjamin Netanyahu to show "leadership" and make compromises for peace.

Ban spoke on Monday during a visit to Jerusalem. He cited Israel's recent announcement on new settlement construction plans for east Jerusalem, noting that such construction was "in clear violation of international law."

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