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Lapid predicts gov't will fall by end of the year

Yesh Atid Chairman criticizes government for 'abandoning the political arena,' especially in regards to French ultimatum.

Lapid predicts government will fall by end of the year

Rivlin slams France for 'going above our heads'

President urges Foreign Ministry to defend Israel against French threats to recognize 'Palestine'; PM predicts French will 'sober up.'

Rivlin slams France for 'going above our heads'

France threatens to recognize 'Palestine'

French Foreign Minister says his country would recognize a Palestinian state if efforts to resume peace talks fail.

France threatens to recognize 'Palestine' if peace efforts fail

Herzog to France: Stop promoting harmful decisions

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

Herzog: France must stop promoting decisions that harm Israel

Fabius: Assad departure not necessary

France's Foreign Minister says the departure of Syrian President no longer necessary before any political transition.

Fabius: Assad's departure not necessary before transition

Lapid: 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.

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

France to submit UN ban for barrel bombs

French President Laurent Fabius vows to 'ensure Syrian regime stops bombing civilians' by submitting UN resolution.

France to present UN resolution banning Syrian barrel bombs

French FM, Kerry Discuss Violence in Israel

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to discuss escalating violence with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

France 'Wants to Combat Violent Escalation' in Israel

France Advancing Resolution on 'Settlements'?

Senior officials say France intends to advance a UN resolution on Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.

Report: France Advancing UN Resolution on 'Settlements'

France Softens Position on Assad

France's Foreign Minister announces his country will not demand Syrian President's departure as a precondition for peace talks.

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

Iranians Protest Historic Visit of French FM

Fabius first French foreign minister in Iran in 12 years - but he is greeted with chants 'Fabius, servant of the US, spy of Israel.'

Iranians Protest Historic Visit of French FM 'Israeli Spy'

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.

French FM Leaves Iran Talks - For Now

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.

France Pushes New Plan for Israel-PA Talks

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.

France Sets Three Conditions for Deal with Iran

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.

Abbas: 'No Place' for Hamas in New Government

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.

France Urges Jordan to Extradite Paris Terrorist

French FM: '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.

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

French FM Calls to Renew Peace Talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius claims that continued Israeli "settlement" construction poses a threat to a final peace deal.

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

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.

French FM Headed to Middle East for Peace Push

French FM 'Firmly Opposed' to Orange Boycott

Fabius says partially state-owned Orange can determine its own 'commercial strategy,' but opposes 'boycott of Israel.'

French FM 'Firmly Opposed' to Orange Boycott of Israel

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.

Fabius: 'Good Chance' For a Deal with Iran

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.

French FM Will Visit to Prompt New Israel-PA Talks

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.

France: No Inspections? No Deal with Iran

Iran Seeks Notice Before Nuclear Inspectors Visit

France's foreign minister says Iran wants 24 days’ notice before international inspectors could visit its nuclear sites.

Iran Seeks 24 Days' Notice Before Nuclear Inspectors Visit

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.

France Says it Wanted a Better Deal

France to Push for New UN Resolution on Peace

France plans to begin talks on a new Security Council resolution to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects.

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

France Calls for Talks Based on Two-State Solution

Responding to Netanyahu's election victory, French Foreign Minister Fabius calls for resumption of peace talks.

France Calls for Peace Talks Based on Two-State Solution

France: Questions Remain About Iran's Nukes

French Foreign Minister says there are still "key questions to resolve" before an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.

France: Questions Remain About Iran's Nuclear Program

France Moves to Vote on 'Palestine' Recognition

Following suit with Sweden and Britain, socialist French lawmakers propose a vote calling the PA a 'state.'

France Moves to Vote on 'Palestine' Recognition

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.

French MP: Palestinian Recognition a Slippery Slope

France: 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.

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

France Condemns Israel Over Construction

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says new construction in Givat Hamatos is a "direct threat" to the two-state solution.

France Condemns Israel Over Jerusalem Construction

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.

France Confirms Kidnapping in Algeria

France Prepared to Take Part in Strikes Against IS

French Foreign Minister says his country is prepared to take part in air strikes on Islamic extremists in Iraq "if necessary."

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

France: 'Impose' Ceasefire; Europeans Slam Israel

Paris condemns alleged IAF shelling, says lack of Hamas compliance justifies 'imposed' solution; UK implies IAF 'violated int'l law.'

France Calls to 'Impose' Ceasefire as Europeans Slam Israel

France Pushes for Gaza Truce

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius joins international efforts to push for Gaza ceasefire, citing 'high civilian death toll.'

France Pushes for Gaza Truce

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.

France: Too Bad Obama Didn't Strike in Syria

France Rejects 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.

France Rejects U.S. Criticism of Iran Business Trip

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.

France Pessimistic About Syria Peace Talks

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 Monday

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