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France to Revive UNSC Resolution to Force Israel-PA Peace Talks

France moves to restart a UN Security Council resolution to renew deadlocked Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects.

By Elad Benari, Canada


France plans to begin talks at the United Nations on a new Security Council resolution to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday, according to the AFP news agency.

Laurent Fabius – Reuters

Fabius told reporters at UN headquarters in New York that discussions on a text would start “in the coming days.”

The Security Council in December rejected a resolution that would have set a deadline for reaching a final peace deal and pave the way to the creation of a Palestinian state.

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Iran Talks: Since Kerry Didn’t, France Stood up for Israel

Iranian Ministers accuse French Foreign Minister Fabius of ‘defending Israel’.

French FM expressed the concerns Israel has raising to no avail, ‘no certainty’ a deal will be reached.

By Ari Yashar


Amid the ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, two senior Iranian MPs Saturday claimed French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is defending Israel. The French FM has expressed concerns that Israel has raised over the proposals.

Fabius traveled to Geneva Friday where the talks between Iran and six world powers (P5+1) are being held.

He arrived the same day as US Secretary of State John Kerry, who made the trip to Geneva for three-way meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. Continue Reading »

French Foreign Minister in Ramallah, next Jerusalem

Abbas meets with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Ramallah who urges Israel to stop settlement activities.




Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that there is “nothing” preventing him from personally meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mahmoud Abbas and Laurent Fabius

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius shake hands after addressing the media following their meeting in the West Bank city, Ramallah, August 24. – Photo: Reuters

The comments come nearly one month after direct peace talks between the two sides resumed after a three-year stalemate.

“There is nothing at all that prevents a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the right time for us to meet or at a time we need to meet,” Abbas said in Ramallah at a press conference with visiting French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Continue Reading »