Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    5 / -3   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

UN officials call for Israelis, Palestinians to intensify efforts for dialogue


13:12, November 30, 2011

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations on Tuesday marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with calls from officials urging Israelis and Palestinians to intensify efforts to engage one another in breaking through deadlock.

The International Day is marked on the anniversary of the Nov. 29, 1947 adoption of the UN General Assembly resolution which attempted to establish Arab and Jewish states in the region.

In a special meeting commemorating the day, UN General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser said that Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) "must step up their efforts to engage each other in honest negotiations and overcome the deadlock."

"We come together to renew our commitment to finding a just and lasting solution to the question of Palestine and to achieving comprehensive peace in the Middle East," said Al-Nasser. "We are also here to reaffirm our shared responsibility in this regard."

With the issue of Palestine being particularly central during the 66th session of the General Assembly, Al-Nasser took note of significant events, such as Palestine's application for membership to the UN.

However, he said the situation on the ground is a source of " great concern" with the continued settlement building by Israelis in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The Israeli-Palestinian direct talks have been stalled since September 2010 due to the Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.

【1】 【2】


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Chinese icebreaker Xuelong starts unloading

  2. Paper-cut greets Year of Dragon

  3. A pair of giant pandas set off for Edinburgh Zoo

  4. Glamorous Hollywood star Anne Hathaway

Most Popular


  1. Only diplomacy can resolve Iran-West row
  2. Letting the GM genie out of the bottle
  3. Overcoming inter-city prejudices
  4. Why is China's financial sector going global?
  5. World needs safety net against euro crisis
  6. US-Pakistan anti-terrorism coalition close to collapse
  7. China's schools on the way up
  8. What is to be done with Syria?
  9. UK mass strike shows steep learning curve
  10. China-Myanmar ties challenged by US moves

What's happening in China

Cabbage patch economics

  1. China's Suzhou advert in Times Square
  2. Over 200 infected with hepatitis virus
  3. Lizard fans 'traded rare reptile'
  4. Chinese book fair held in US city of Houston
  5. 3.48m get access to safe drinking water

PD Online Data

  1. The lion dance in Guangzhou
  2. The flower fair in Guangzhou
  3. Lion dances pay New Year calls in Guilin
  4. Jiangsu´s special New Year traditions
  5. Hakka traditions in Spring Festival