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Israel-Palestine Conflict: French UN Security Council Resolution Off The Table In Favor Of Palestinian Statehood?

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (pictured) met with his Palestinian
counterpart Riad al-Malki Tuesday to discuss closer relations. Israelis took the
meeting as a sign that France favors recognition of Palestine. AFP/Getty Images

The French foreign minister met Tuesday in Paris with his Palestinian
counterpart to discuss strengthening their diplomatic ties. Other parties,
particularly Israel, took the meeting as a sign that France is giving up on a
role as negotiator for a United Nations Security Council resolution between
Israel and Palestine and instead would push for the recognition of Palestine
as a sovereign state. France has been expected to present a resolution on
the Israel-Palestine conflict to the Security Council, where it is a permanent
member with veto power.
“The meeting also provided an opportunity to prepare for the first FrenchPalestinian intergovernmental seminar,” read an official statement
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Israel-Palestine Conflict: French UN Security Council Resolution Off The Table In Favor Of Palestinian Statehood?

ultimatum-on-palestine-recognition-or-un-resolution) released following
the meeting between France’s Laurent Fabius and Palestinian Foreign
Minister Riad al-Malki. “The first session of which will be aimed at
strengthening our relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres,”
added the statement, which made no mention
(http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Signs-France-movingtoward-recognition-of-Palestine-rather-than-UN-Security-Councilresolution-412510) of any Security Council resolution, the Jerusalem Post
reported.

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[email protected] received his Palestinian counterpart, Riad alMalki, today: fdip.fr/jgjyw
8:13 PM – 18 Aug 2015
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The Assemblée Nationale, or French parliament, voted in favor
(http://www.assemblee-nationale.fr/14/propositions/pion2387.asp) of a
resolution to recognize the state of Palestine as a sovereign nation in
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Israel-Palestine Conflict: French UN Security Council Resolution Off The Table In Favor Of Palestinian Statehood?

December 2014. Spokesmen on both sides of the debate said that though
the resolution was chiefly symbolic, it would move Israel and Palestine
closer to a peaceful solution to the long conflict based on mutual respect.
France has long been an active negotiator in the Israel-Palestine conflict,
and the vote in December signaled to many that France was moving away
from neutrality, after trying to push a U.N. peace proposal in 2014.
The proposal that France is expected to present when the U.N. session
opens in September has been criticized both by Israel, which does not want
an external solution imposed on it, and Palestine, where leaders said they
fear it will not meet their demands.

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