UN coordinator says Israeli-Palestinian deadlock is slowing efforts to reach status agreement

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 26, 2011 2:16 PM
UN coordinator says Israeli-Palestinian deadlock is slowing efforts to reach status agreement
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East peace process says a “profound and persistent deadlock” between Israelis and Palestinians is slowing efforts for a permanent status agreement by September.

Robert Serry told the Security Council on Tuesday the two sides’ failure to meet their earlier agreed timeline for a September accord is “dramatic.” He is calling on both parties to work toward a two-state solution, and on the international community to help them.