Herzog: France must stop promoting decisions that harm Israel

Opposition leader meets French President and Foreign Minister, blasts EU decision on Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/22/2016, 9:42 PM

Fabius: Assad's departure not necessary before transition

France's Foreign Minister says the departure of Syrian President no longer necessary before any political transition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2015, 4:56 AM

Lapid to French FM: We won't change Temple Mount status quo

Yesh Atid chairman tells French Foreigh Minister that Israel will not allow a change in the status quo on the Temple Mount.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/23/2015, 11:13 PM

France to present UN resolution banning Syrian barrel bombs

French President Laurent Fabius vows to 'ensure Syrian regime stops bombing civilians' by submitting UN resolution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2015, 4:21 PM

France 'Wants to Combat Violent Escalation' in Israel

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to discuss escalating violence with US Secretary of State John Kerry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2015, 3:53 PM

Report: France Advancing UN Resolution on 'Settlements'

Senior officials say France intends to advance a UN resolution on Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 10/11/2015, 6:47 AM

France Softens Position on Assad, Won't Demand His Removal

France's Foreign Minister announces his country will not demand Syrian President's departure as a precondition for peace talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2015, 3:46 AM

Iranians Protest Historic Visit of French FM 'Israeli Spy'

Fabius first French foreign minister in Iran in 12 years - but he is greeted with chants 'Fabius, servant of the US, spy of Israel.'Ari Yashar, 7/29/2015, 1:21 PM

French FM Leaves Iran Talks - For Now

France's foreign minister leaves nuclear talks in Vienna, promises to return on Sunday in the hope that sufficient progress is made.Elad Benari, 7/3/2015, 3:46 AM

France Pushes New Plan for Israel-PA Talks

Foreign Minister says France wants to set up new group of US, European powers and Arab countries to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2015, 7:29 PM

France Sets Three Conditions for Deal with Iran

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius sets three “indispensable” conditions for a nuclear deal which he says Iran hasn't yet met.Elad Benari, 6/28/2015, 6:32 AM

Abbas: 'No Place' for Hamas in New Government

PA chairman tells France's foreign minister that any new Palestinian unity government should not include Hamas.Elad Benari, 6/22/2015, 6:13 AM

France Urges Jordan to Extradite Paris Terrorist

French Foreign Minister asks Jordan to extradite terrorist who carried out attack on a Paris Jewish restaurant in 1982.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2015, 4:16 AM

French FM Tells PM It's 'Not Clear' if Iran Deal Will Be Signed

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in Israel to meet with officials and discuss, among other things, Iran's nuclear program.Yaakov Levi, 6/21/2015, 9:24 PM

French FM Calls to Renew Peace Talks, Warns About 'Settlements'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius claims that continued Israeli "settlement" construction poses a threat to a final peace deal.Elad Benari, 6/21/2015, 6:36 AM

French FM Headed to Middle East for Peace Push

France's foreign minister to meet Arab League ministers, as well as with PM Netanyahu and PA chairman Abbas in bid to revive stalled talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/20/2015, 2:18 AM

French FM 'Firmly Opposed' to Orange Boycott of Israel

Fabius says partially state-owned Orange can determine its own 'commercial strategy,' but opposes 'boycott of Israel.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2015, 11:54 AM

Fabius: 'Good Chance' For a Deal with Iran

France's foreign minister says he believes there is a good chance that world powers will reach a deal with Iran.Ben Ariel, 6/2/2015, 5:44 AM

French FM Will Visit to Prompt New Israel-PA Talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is set to visit Israel next month, with a new plan to get Israel and the PA talking.Moshe Cohen, 5/28/2015, 2:46 PM

France: No Inspections? No Deal with Iran

France’s Foreign Minister says his country will not sign a deal with Iran if it rules out inspections of its military sites.Ben Ariel, 5/28/2015, 5:44 AM

Iran Seeks 24 Days' Notice Before Nuclear Inspectors Visit

France's foreign minister says Iran wants 24 days’ notice before international inspectors could visit its nuclear sites.Elad Benari, 5/21/2015, 4:14 AM

France Says it Wanted a Better Deal

French FM says he originally rejected the deal but then Iran threatened to walk; report shows Obama gave up on original goal of the talks.Ari Yashar, 4/3/2015, 3:08 PM

France to Push for New UN Resolution on Israel-PA Peace

France plans to begin talks on a new Security Council resolution to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/27/2015, 8:26 PM

France Calls for Peace Talks Based on Two-State Solution

Responding to Netanyahu's election victory, French Foreign Minister Fabius calls for resumption of peace talks.Elad Benari, 3/19/2015, 4:46 AM

France: Questions Remain About Iran's Nuclear Program

French Foreign Minister says there are still "key questions to resolve" before an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2014, 5:12 AM

France Moves to Vote on 'Palestine' Recognition

Following suit with Sweden and Britain, socialist French lawmakers propose a vote calling the PA a 'state.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2014, 9:14 PM

French MP: Palestinian Recognition a Slippery Slope

French MP Meir Habib blasts 'weakness' of EU against Islamism, warns unilateral recognition of 'Palestine' gives victory to Islamism.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 10/15/2014, 5:33 PM

France Says No to Recognition of 'Palestine' - For Now

French FM Fabius says recognition must be helpful and not just symbolic, in snub of UK non-binding vote.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2014, 8:01 PM

France Condemns Israel Over Jerusalem Construction

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says new construction in Givat Hamatos is a "direct threat" to the two-state solution.Ben Ariel, 10/3/2014, 1:16 AM

France Confirms Kidnapping in Algeria

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius confirms that a French man has been kidnapped in Algeria by a group linked to IS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2014, 4:43 AM

France: We're Prepared to Take Part in Airstrikes Against IS

French Foreign Minister says his country is prepared to take part in air strikes on Islamic extremists in Iraq "if necessary."Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2014, 4:12 AM

France Calls to 'Impose' Ceasefire as Europeans Slam Israel

Paris condemns alleged IAF shelling, says lack of Hamas compliance justifies 'imposed' solution; UK implies IAF 'violated int'l law.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/4/2014, 1:17 PM

France Pushes for Gaza Truce

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius joins international efforts to push for Gaza ceasefire, citing 'high civilian death toll.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2014, 9:32 PM

France: Too Bad Obama Didn't Strike in Syria

France's Foreign Minister says the Syrian regime is believed to have used chemical weapons 14 times since late 2013.Elad Benari, 5/14/2014, 5:13 AM

France Rejects U.S. Criticism of Iran Business Trip

France’s Finance Minister says a 116-person delegation of business figures to Iran is “a bet” on the future.Elad Benari, 2/6/2014, 6:14 AM

France Pessimistic About Syria Peace Talks

French FM says the moderate Syrian opposition is in "serious difficulty", putting peace talks aimed at ending the crisis in trouble.Elad Benari, 12/15/2013, 4:43 AM

UK's Hague to Israel: Don't Interfere With Iran Deal

If Israel is considering taking on Iran alone, said British Foreign Minister William Hague, Jerusalem should think again, he said MondayDavid Lev, 11/25/2013, 7:59 PM

Netanyahu Greets Hollande: 'Vive la France'

'All Israelis extend their hand to you in brave friendship and with the blessings of peace,' PM tells Hollande.Gil Ronen, 11/17/2013, 3:59 PM

French Pres. And FM Who Blocked Iran Deal to Visit Israel

Hollande makes first visit to Israel as president Sunday to sign cooperation agreements, accompanied by FM Fabius who blocked Iran deal.Ari Yashar, 11/15/2013, 8:06 AM

French Ambassador: We Stopped Iran Nuke Deal

It was France's caution that broke up the deal that would have eased sanctions on Iran, France's ambassador to Israel saidDavid Lev, 11/14/2013, 8:24 AM

Iran Attacks France for 'Supporting Israeli Position'

Iranian MPs accuse French FM Fabius of defending Israel, FM expresses concerns Israel has raised, 'no certainty' a deal will be reached.Ari Yashar, 11/9/2013, 7:14 PM

France Sets Conditions for Russian Proposal on Syria

A proposal to have Assad hand over his chemical weapons arsenal is acceptable under certain conditions, says French FM Fabius.Elad Benari, 9/10/2013, 2:14 AM

Fabius: EU Guidelines May Need to be Re-examined

French Foreign Minister: The EU boycott may have created a new legal situation that EU leaders did not mean to create.Elad Benari, 8/26/2013, 4:44 AM

Yaalon Confirms: Assad Used Chemical Weapons

Defense minister says Israel will respond to any violation of its sovereignty, will not intervene in Syria.Gil Ronen, 8/25/2013, 5:34 PM

French FM: Israel-PA Peace Would be Like a 'Thunderbolt'

France’s Foreign Minister says that a successful outcome to peace negotiations would be like a "thunderbolt" for peace in the Middle East.Elad Benari, 8/25/2013, 5:21 AM

France: Chemical Massacre Requires 'Strong Reaction'

New York Times: U.S. studying NATO air war in Kosovo as possible blueprint for acting in Syria without UN mandate.Gil Ronen, 8/24/2013, 9:29 PM

France: Chemical Attacks Should be Met with Force

Foreign Minister says if reports that Assad used chemical weapons are verified the use of force is due – but not ground troops.Gil Ronen, 8/22/2013, 4:43 PM

Yaalon Doubtful Iran's New President Will Bring Change

"Ultimately, Khamenei makes all the decisions," Yaalon tells France's Foreign and Defense Ministers.Elad Benari, 6/18/2013, 12:12 AM

Lebanon Warns Syria after Gunship Attack

Lebanese army warned it will hit back against any new attacks after Syrian helicopter fired two rockets at Arsal.Arutz Sheva, 6/12/2013, 8:33 PM

France: Syria Used Sarin Gas, So All Options Are on the Table

French Foreign Minister says that tests on chemical samples from Syria make it certain that Sarin was used in the country.Elad Benari, 6/5/2013, 3:15 AM

Lapid: I'm Committed to 'Two-State Solution'

Finance Minister tells French Foreign Minister his party is committed to the “two-state solution” to end the Israeli-Arab conflict.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/31/2013, 8:40 PM

EU Foreign Ministers Back Labelling of 'Settlement Products'

EU foreign ministers say they will back EU efforts to label products from Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/20/2013, 1:06 AM

Peres to French FM: Name Hizbullah a Terrorist Organization

President Shimon Peres meets French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, asks that the EU recognize Hizbullah as a terrorist organization.Elad Benari, 3/12/2013, 5:17 AM

France Hints it Will Support PA's UN Bid

French Foreign Minister reminds senate that President Hollande promised to promote recognition of a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 11/23/2012, 6:15 AM

Major Change in Tide of International Opinion - For Now

As Iran urges Arab nations to send military aid to Gaza to increase its attacks on Israel, Western leaders plainly condemn the terrorism. Chana Ya'ar, 11/21/2012, 4:35 PM

Peres: There is No 'Occupation' in Gaza

Hamas cannot possibly say that it is firing rockets at Israel because of the “occupation”, President Shimon Peres tells French FM.Elad Benari, 11/19/2012, 6:15 AM

French Foreign Minister Warns Against Israeli Strike in Iran

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: An Israeli strike in Iran will “turn against Israel”.Elad Benari, 9/4/2012, 5:44 AM