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07.11.2016

Israel has called on France to abandon the convening of the Middle East conference

Israel has called on France to abandon the Middle East peace conference to be convened plans and said he did not intend to participate in this forum, which is scheduled for later this year, said the Office of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Senior staff of the Office adopted on Monday in Jerusalem French special envoy in the region Pierre Vimonta and brought to its attention by the official position of Israel, which is no alternative to direct negotiations with the Palestinians as a means of resolving the mutual conflict.

"French ambassador made it clear that Israel will not participate in any international conference, which would be contrary to this position," - said in a statement after the meeting. It was attended by the Israeli side, acting National Security Council head Yaakov Nagel and Netanyahu's foreign policy adviser Yitzhak Molcho.

"Israel is confident and expects that France will not promote a conference or a process, which would be contrary to Israel's official position," - said in a press release.

France expects to hold a large conference involving the Middle East between Israelis and Palestinians before the end of the year, to push them to overcome mutual conflicts. Preparation of the summit discussed the delegations of nearly three dozen countries and international organizations gathered in Paris in June.

Israelis fear that the internationalization of the settlement will result in them increasing external pressure to the imposition of unfavorable conditions in the world. The Palestinians, on the other hand, talking about the exhaustion of the bilateral format, complain about the inequality of negotiating with the Israelis and opportunities in favor of the involvement of as arbitrators in the peace process as a wide range of countries - on the model of the mechanism of solving the Iranian nuclear problem.

A source: RIA News

Tags: Israel, France, the Middle East, Politics, Palestine, International Relations