Report: Trump credited in French postponement of Paris Peace Summit 

 

London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat reports president-elect’s team sent a clear message to Paris that their planned summit is unacceptable at this time.
• Palestinians: “The clearly biased position of President-elect [Donald] Trump and his people in favor of Israel will make it difficult to reach a solution to the conflict.”

By Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The international peace summit seeking to reignite the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, scheduled to be held in Paris in December, will be postponed and possibly even cancelled due to the result of the U.S. presidential elections.

Netanyahu and Hollande hold joint press conference – Photo: Koby Gideon, GPO

The reason, according to a Sunday report in the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, is that the elected administration opposes the summit, Israel’s objections to it notwithstanding.

Al-Hayat quoted senior government officials in Paris, who said that France had received clear messages from the elected administration in Washington saying the planned summit was unacceptable at this time.

Senior officials in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ office told Israel Hayom that they had not received any official notice about the postponement or cancellation of the summit.

The Palestinians criticized Washington, saying that “the clearly biased position of President-elect [Donald] Trump and his people in favor of Israel will make it difficult to reach a solution to the conflict.”

 

View original Israel Hayom publication at:
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=38169

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