03.02.2012 10.Schwat. 5772
At Herzliya Conference, UN chief says Israel should not fear regional changes, but "embrace and help shape it".
Calling settlement construction “pointless provocations,” UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon on Thursday called on Israel to “think carefully about how to empower those on the other side who wish for peace.”
Ban, speaking at the closing session of the Herzliya Conference, said that “now is the moment for a demonstration of good will by both sides,” but then went on to only give specifics about what he expected Israel to do. Among his expectations was for Israel to end settlement construction and open Gaza to more construction materials….