Herzog to France: Stop promoting harmful decisions

Opposition leader meets French President and Foreign Minister, blasts EU decision on Judea and Samaria.

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Yitzhak Herzog
Yitzhak Herzog
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Opposition leader MK Yitzhak Herzog (Zionist Union) on Friday met with French President Francois Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, and blasted the EU’s resolution from this week stipulating that agreements with Israel will not be valid in Judea and Samaria.

“France must stop promoting international decisions that harm Israel," Herzog told the two during the meeting Paris, in reference to both the EU’s decision on Judea and Samaria as well as France’s push for a UN Security Council resolution that would force Israel into an 18-month negotiation period with the Palestinian Authority (PA).

"Such decisions are a prize to terrorism and to the BDS movement and they cripple the prospects of regional moves," he added.

During the meeting, Herzog also repeated comments he made earlier this week and said that the “two-state solution” isn’t feasible at the moment.

“I'm a big fan of the vision of two states, but we have to be realistic. It cannot be realized now,” Herzog told the two French leaders.

“The hatred and incitement among the Palestinians is too big, the hostility between the two peoples and the inability of the leaders prevent [the two-state solution]. Separation and security are the necessary first steps on the way to the vision of two states,” he added.

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