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        12/3/2012, Kislev 19, 5773

      Hollande Denies Plans to Bring Sanctions Against Israel


      French President Francois Hollande said that, contrary to some news reports, he has no plans to impose sanctions on Israel in response to plans to begin construction in Jerusalem and the surrounding areas.

      At a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Hollande said, "We don't want to shift into sanctions mode. We are more focused on convincing."