UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Israel for talks with leaders from both sides. Three weeks of violence have fueled fears of a third intifada. On Tuesday Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who rammed his car into a group of pedestrians.
On his first visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, the UN leader has to balance the demands of both sides of the conflict to make any significant advances toward peace. DW examines the historic trip.
The US, Russia, EU and United Nations have expressed concern about escalating violence in Jerusalem. The UN Security Council is to hold closed-door talks and called on all sides to "demonstrate maximum restraint."
On his first visit to the West Bank as UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres spoke out against Israeli settlement building. He underscored his push for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The international protest movement to boycott Israel is increasingly encountering resistance in Germany's big cities. Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich have said BDS uses language from the Nazi era.
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