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Kerry to attend Paris conference

Secretary of State to attend the Paris peace conference scheduled to take place five days before his term ends.

Kerry to attend Paris conference

Paris conference to ask Israel and PA to commit to two states

Countries that attend Paris peace conference to call on Netanyahu and Abbas to publicly renew their commitment to the two-state solution.

Paris conference to ask Israel and PA to commit to two states

Abbas: 'Settlements' threaten the two-state solution

PA chairman says Paris peace conference is an opportunity to reach a peace agreement but criticizes Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria.

Abbas: 'Settlements' threaten the two-state solution

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.

Jewish American leaders urge France to cancel peace conference

France welcomes Kerry's speech

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Kerry's speech reinforces the urgency of implementing the two-state solution.

France welcomes Kerry's speech

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.

French Jews rap Liberman remarks on leaving for Israel

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.

France to hold peace conference on January 15

France confirms peace conference has been postponed

France confirms a peace conference aimed at restarting Israel-PA talks has been postponed until January.

France confirms peace conference has been postponed

Report: France postpones peace conference

France decides to postpone its international peace conference until January 2017 due to preparation issues.

Report: France postpones peace conference

PA: Israel refuses peace and builds settlements

Abbas’s spokesman welcomes France’s peace efforts, while accusing Israel of refusing peace.

PA: Israel refuses peace and builds settlements

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.

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

Erekat: All the 'settlements' are illegal

PLO's Saeb Erekat blasts Israel, calls for action against the Jewish state at the International Criminal Court.

Erekat: All the 'settlements' are illegal

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.

French initiative will continue with or without Israel's consent

PA: Promote French initiative

PA leaders urge France to move forward with its peace initiative despite Israel’s rejection of it.

PA: Promote French initiative despite Israel's objection

France will promote peace initiative

Senior French diplomats say France will not stop trying to promote its peace initiative despite Israel's negative response to the idea.

France will promote peace initiative despite Israeli opposition

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.

France adamant on peace initiative

Venezuela summit supports 'Palestine'

Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement declares support for French Initiative.

Summit in Venezuela declares support for 'Palestine'

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.

Hollande: France is committed to Israel-PA peace

Abbas urges Africans to support French initiative

PA chairman calls on African Union member states to support the French peace initiative, which Israel rejects.

Abbas urges African Union to support French initiative

PA considering another anti-Israel resolution

Senior PA officials say PA may again go after Israel at the Security Council due to concern Washington will foil the French initiative.

PA considering yet another anti-Israel resolution at the UN

Kerry leaves for Rome to meet Netanyahu

Meeting between PM and Secretary of State expected to deal with Quartet report criticizing Israel.

Kerry leaves for Rome to meet Netanyahu

Netanyahu-Kerry upcoming meeting confirmed

PM Netanyahu and Secretary of State to meet on Sunday in Rome to discuss stalled peace efforts.

Netanyahu and Kerry's upcoming meeting confirmed

Rivlin: French initiative has 'fundamental faults'

President Rivlin speaks to European Parliament, says the current conditions are not right for peace talks.

Rivlin: French initiative suffers from 'fundamental faults'

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.

UN's Ban to visit Israel amid continued peace push

'International conferences distance peace'

Foreign Ministry rejects EU decision to adopt the French peace initiative.

Foreign Ministry: International conferences distance peace

European Union officially adopts French initiative

EU Foreign Affairs Council 'welcomes the Joint Communiqué on the Middle East peace initiative'

European Union officially adopts French initiative

Lapid: Left is making its classic mistake

Yesh Atid head claims he warned Bibi of outside interference years ago, attacks Herzog for naive approach to negotiating.

Lapid: Left is making classic mistake, starting with concessions

Netanyahu, Kerry to meet as peace push continues

Netanyahu and Kerry to meet against the backdrop of French peace initiative and a Quartet report criticizing Israel.

Netanyahu and Kerry to meet as French peace push continues

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.

EU to back French peace initiative

Erekat hails French initiative

PLO secretary-general says Paris peace summit is a "significant step" on the path to peace, rejects Netanyahu's call for direct talks.

Erekat hails French initiative, rejects direct talks

Netanyahu: 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.

Netanyahu to French FM: Direct talks better than peace summit

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.

Paris floods peak during 'peace talk' push

Foreign Ministry: French initiative 'will fail'

FM director compares upcoming Paris conference to Sykes-Picot agreement, 'the apex of colonialism in our area.'

Foreign Ministry says French initiative 'will fail'

Netanyahu: Path to peace not through conferences

Prime Minister Netanyahu again criticizes the French peace initiative, says direct talks are the only way to achieve peace.

Netanyahu: The path to peace is not through conferences

PFLP urges '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.

PFLP calls for 'mass struggle' against French initiative

French PM visits Israel to push for 'peace plan'

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls to meet with Israeli and PA leaders; calls for end to 'settlement building.'

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

Erekat: 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.

Erekat claims Kerry will attend French peace summit

France ignores Israel's opposition to initiative

French FM says 'we must do something' after meeting Netanyahu and Abbas, rejecting Netanyahu's criticism of bias seen in UNESCO.

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

Israel rejects 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.

Israel rejects 'peace' initiative ahead of French FM visit

U.S. reluctant to support French initiative

State Department unable to say whether Kerry will attend France's international summit aimed at solving Israel-PA conflict.

United States 'reluctant' to support French peace initiative