France to revive plans for Israeli-Palestinian peace conference

A Palestinian protester holds a national flag during clashes with Israeli security forces in the eastern suburbs of Gaza City on December 4, 2015France is looking to quickly revive plans for an international conference to “bring about the two-state solution” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday. “In the coming weeks, France will take… steps in order to organise an international conference gathering each of the parties’ principle partners — principally Americans, Europeans and Arabs — in order to preserve and to bring about the two-state solution,” he said in remarks to diplomats. France has in recent years raised the idea of hosting an international conference to revive peace efforts which would bring in all the key players in a show of support for a final settlement of the decades-long conflict.

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