CORRECTION / UN general secretary Ban Ki-Moon delivers a speech at the Tel Aviv University during a ceremony where he received the George S. Wise medal on June 27, 2016 in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. / AFP / GIL COHEN-MAGEN
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U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon Monday urged Israelis and Palestinians not to allow extremists on either side to fan violence, as he arrived as part of a Middle East tour.Ban continued the theme at a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem.The United Nations Secretary General is to hold talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, as part of a packed schedule in which he will also visit the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, occupied by Israel since the 1976 Six Day War.Netanyahu was originally expected to meet Ban Monday but he was in Rome for talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry on stalled peace efforts with the Palestinians.
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