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Quartet urges Israel to 'freeze' settlement building


The international Quartet of Middle East peace mediators has called on Israel to freeze all settlement activity.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Israeli-Palestinian talks should lead to a peace agreement within 24 months.

Senior US, EU and Russian officials have met Mr Ban in Moscow to try to push forward the stalled talks.


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