Netanyahu Tells Ban Ki-Moon Palestinian Opposition to a Jewish State is Root of the Conflict

Negotiations resumed this week


No one can say anymore with a straight face that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the root cause of instability in the Middle East, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday.

"I think today everybody understands that the root cause of the instability in the Middle East and beyond has to do with the convulsion that is historic and cultural in nature of which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is merely one of many, many such manifestations," Netanyahu told Ban.