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Paris peace plan gains momentum; Quartet report imminent

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Published: 21 June 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Luxembourg’s FM to Haaretz: none of EU Foreign Ministers had any objections to French initiative – Barak Ravid – Haaretz 21.06.16
In their meeting in Brussels this week the 28 foreign ministers of European Union countries expressed their support for the French initiative and for the convening of an international conference by the end of the year, in order to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. They also agreed that the EU would put together a package of economic, security and diplomatic incentives over the next few months.
See report here

And see:

Netanyahu, Kerry said set to meet next week in new peace bid – The Times of Israel 19.06.16
The Quartet's report and the French peace initiative are expected to be at the center of a meeting between PM Netanyahu and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome next week. As Paris pushes its two-state initiative, Israel prefers to work with Egypt; Egypt, willing to help, praises the French initiative.

EU-backed French peace initiative constitutes a vote of no-confidence in Netanyahu
– Haaretz Editorial 20.06.16
Israel says ‘many countries simply don’t understand our position’… ‘Indeed, it's hard to understand how advancing the settlement enterprise in isolated areas of the West Bank accords with advancing a two-state solution.’


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