|Too Little, Too Late? Ban Ki-Moon Keeps The International Pressure Upon Jewish Land-Thieves.|
UN diplomats said privately that Ban had upped the pressure on Netanyahu in a final bid to revive hopes for peace before he steps down as secretary-general at the end of the year.
"After nearly 50 years of occupation -- after decades of waiting for the fulfilment of the Oslo promises -- Palestinians are losing hope," Ban told a UN committee on Palestinian rights. Young people especially are losing hope. They are angered by the stifling policies of the occupation."