French envoy meets Israelis, Palestinians on peace plan

A Palestinian protestor runs with his national flag during clashes with Israeli forces near the Nahal Oz border crossing with Israel, east of Gaza City, on November 1, 2013Palestinian leaders expressed hope for a new French push for peace efforts in talks with a Paris envoy on Tuesday, after he faced scepticism in meetings with Israel. Pierre Vimont, France’s point man on efforts to hold an international peace conference by the summer, held talks Tuesday in Ramallah with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, foreign minister Riad al-Malki and top negotiator Saeb Erekat. “The French ideas are timely, the French ideas are realistic and the French ideas are the only thing in town, and those who care about peace between Palestinians and Israelis must fully support the French ideas,” Erekat said.

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