UN: Israel-Palestinian conflict must not drift to extremism

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN's Mideast envoy is warning that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must never be allowed "to drift into the abyss of the extremism and radicalism sweeping the region."


Nickolay Mladenov told the UN Security Council Thursday that although Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree on continued security cooperation, "there is increasing anger in the street and radical views are hijacking the discourse as moderate voices are increasingly vilified and cast aside."