Israel tells France it will not join talks aimed at reviving peace process

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says summit would be a distraction from Israeli goal of direct negotiations with Palestinians

Israel has formally notified France that it will not participate in a peace conference later this year that Paris had hoped might rejuvenate moribund talks with Palestinians over a two-state solution.

Rejecting the initiative, Israel cited the talks as a distraction from the goal of direct negotiations with the Palestinians – despite the fact there have been no such negotiations since the collapse of the US-mediated peace process in 2014.

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