Jewish American leaders urge France to cancel peace conference

Leaders of Conference of Presidents call on France to cancel or postpone "ill-conceived" international meeting on Middle East peace.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/30/2016, 10:26 PM

France welcomes Kerry's speech

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Kerry's speech reinforces the urgency of implementing the two-state solution.Ben Ariel, 12/29/2016, 3:40 AM

French Jews rap Liberman remarks on leaving for Israel

CRIF blasts Liberman for calling on Jews to leave France, drawing parallels between the Dreyfus Affair and attempts to push for peace talks.JTA, 12/29/2016, 3:30 AM

France to hold peace conference on January 15

France announces that 70 countries will gather on January 15 for peace conference. Israel, PA officials will not attend.Ben Ariel, 12/23/2016, 3:36 AM

France confirms peace conference has been postponed

France confirms a peace conference aimed at restarting Israel-PA talks has been postponed until January.Elad Benari, 12/18/2016, 5:48 AM

Report: France postpones peace conference

France decides to postpone its international peace conference until January 2017 due to preparation issues.Elad Benari, 12/14/2016, 4:42 AM

PA: Israel refuses peace and builds settlements

Abbas’s spokesman welcomes France’s peace efforts, while accusing Israel of refusing peace.Dalit Halevi, 12/8/2016, 6:10 AM

Netanyahu: I'll meet Abbas if French conference is canceled

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks with French President, agrees to meet PA chairman - but not at France-led peace conference later this month.Elad Benari, 12/8/2016, 2:43 AM

Erekat: All the 'settlements' are illegal

PLO's Saeb Erekat blasts Israel, calls for action against the Jewish state at the International Criminal Court.Elad Benari, 12/7/2016, 6:42 AM

French initiative will continue with or without Israel's consent

PLO member Ahmad Majdalani says international peace conference led by France will take place whether Israel likes it or not.Elad Benari, 11/20/2016, 6:29 AM

PA: Promote French initiative despite Israel's objection

PA leaders urge France to move forward with its peace initiative despite Israel’s rejection of it.Elad Benari, 11/8/2016, 6:14 AM

France will promote peace initiative despite Israeli opposition

Senior French diplomats say France will not stop trying to promote its peace initiative despite Israel's negative response to the idea.Elad Benari, 11/8/2016, 1:02 AM

France adamant on peace initiative

France's Middle East envoy says his country is determined to promote its peace initiative, urges Israel to take part.Nitsan Keidar, 11/7/2016, 4:42 AM

Summit in Venezuela declares support for 'Palestine'

Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement declares support for French Initiative.Dalit Halevi, 9/19/2016, 7:36 PM

Hollande: France is committed to Israel-PA peace

French President meets PA chairman in Paris, says his country is committed to leading international efforts to help secure Israel-PA peace.Elad Benari, 7/22/2016, 1:15 AM

Abbas urges African Union to support French initiative

PA chairman calls on African Union member states to support the French peace initiative, which Israel rejects.Ben Ariel, 7/18/2016, 6:46 AM

PA considering yet another anti-Israel resolution at the UN

Senior PA officials say PA may again go after Israel at the Security Council due to concern Washington will foil the French initiative.Ben Ariel, 7/6/2016, 5:16 AM

Kerry leaves for Rome to meet Netanyahu

Meeting between PM and Secretary of State expected to deal with Quartet report criticizing Israel.Ben Ariel, 6/26/2016, 6:11 AM

Netanyahu and Kerry's upcoming meeting confirmed

PM Netanyahu and Secretary of State to meet on Sunday in Rome to discuss stalled peace efforts.Elad Benari, 6/23/2016, 6:15 AM

Rivlin: French initiative suffers from 'fundamental faults'

President Rivlin speaks to European Parliament, says the current conditions are not right for peace talks.Uzi Baruch, 6/23/2016, 4:13 AM

UN's Ban to visit Israel amid continued peace push

UN Secretary General heads to France ahead of a Middle East tour that will take him to Israel and the PA.Ben Ariel, 6/22/2016, 4:16 AM

Foreign Ministry: International conferences distance peace

Foreign Ministry rejects EU decision to adopt the French peace initiative.Nitsan Keidar, 6/21/2016, 3:44 AM

European Union officially adopts French initiative

EU Foreign Affairs Council 'welcomes the Joint Communiqué on the Middle East peace initiative'Nitsan Keider, 6/20/2016, 5:41 PM

Lapid: Left is making classic mistake, starting with concessions

Yesh Atid head claims he warned Bibi of outside interference years ago, attacks Herzog for naive approach to negotiating.Hezki Baruch, 6/20/2016, 3:46 PM

Netanyahu and Kerry to meet as French peace push continues

Netanyahu and Kerry to meet against the backdrop of French peace initiative and a Quartet report criticizing Israel.Ben Ariel, 6/20/2016, 5:13 AM

EU to back French peace initiative

Despite Israeli efforts to stop it, EU Foreign Affairs Council expected to adopt a resolution backing the French peace initiative.Ben Ariel, 6/19/2016, 6:40 AM

Erekat hails French initiative, rejects direct talks

PLO secretary-general says Paris peace summit is a "significant step" on the path to peace, rejects Netanyahu's call for direct talks.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/3/2016, 11:59 PM

Netanyahu to French FM: Direct talks better than peace summit

Netanyahu tells French Foreign Minister that encouraging Abbas to sit down for direct talks would be more useful than a peace summit.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/3/2016, 8:32 PM

Paris floods peak during 'peace talk' push

Divine message? Natural disaster declared, Louvre artwork evacuated as River Seine hits 1982 record - same day as French initiative talks.Ari Yashar, 6/3/2016, 12:28 PM

Foreign Ministry says French initiative 'will fail'

FM director compares upcoming Paris conference to Sykes-Picot agreement, 'the apex of colonialism in our area.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2016, 8:05 PM

Netanyahu: The path to peace is not through conferences

Prime Minister Netanyahu again criticizes the French peace initiative, says direct talks are the only way to achieve peace.Elad Benari, 6/2/2016, 1:13 AM

PFLP calls for 'mass struggle' against French initiative

Communist terror group calls for global move to 'bring down' French initiative - which aims to force Israeli concessions in peace talks.Ari Yashar, 5/30/2016, 9:35 PM

French PM in Israel to promote efforts to impose 'two states'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to meet with Israeli and PA leaders; calls for end to 'settlement building.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2016, 1:10 PM

Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

PLO chief negotiator says that despite being reluctant to support the French peace initiative, Kerry will attend a May 30 summit in Paris.Elad Benari, 5/17/2016, 2:15 AM

French FM brushes off Israel's opposition to 'peace' initiative

French FM says 'we must do something' after meeting Netanyahu and Abbas, rejecting Netanyahu's criticism of bias seen in UNESCO.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2016, 3:59 PM

Israel rejects 'peace' initiative ahead of French FM visit

Foreign Ministry director general explains opposition to French initiative, as French FM is set to meet with Netanyahu on Sunday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2016, 1:06 PM

United States 'reluctant' to support French peace initiative

State Department unable to say whether Kerry will attend France's international summit aimed at solving Israel-PA conflict.Ben Ariel, 5/12/2016, 1:14 AM

French PM to visit Israel in bid to relaunch peace talks

French PM Manuel Valls will visit Israel and the PA this month in a bid to engineer a peace deal based on a two-state solution.Elad Benari, 5/11/2016, 6:13 AM

Egypt's Sisi vows to fight for Palestinians at UN

Sisi promises Abbas he will use influence as Security Council chair to press French initiative and 'defend' the Palestinians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2016, 7:24 PM

Israel rejects French peace initiative

Jerusalem warns international summit will 'distance PA from direct talks,' as France remains vague on 'Palestine' recognition threats.Hezki Baruch, 4/28/2016, 4:12 PM