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  Tamuz 22, 5777 , 16/07/17

PM: Core of conflict - no recognition of Jewish state

French President Emmanuel Macaron said on Sunday he would like to see a renewal of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, based on the two-state solution. At a news conference held after his meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the Elysee Palace, Macaron said that his country "condemns the terrorist attack in Jerusalem and unreservedly supports Israel's right to defend itself."

Prime Minister Netanyahu said in response, "I made it clear to the president that as far as the Palestinian issue is concerned, the source of the conflict is the stubborn refusal of the Palestinians to recognize the nation-state of the Jewish people and to allow it to live in safety. These are the cornerstones of peace." 

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