France Seeks 18-Month Deadline For Israel-Palestinians Peace Talks


netanyahu French President HollandeFrance is pushing forward with its Middle East peace initiative, shortening the deadline for Israeli-Palestinian talks from two years to 18 months, French magazine Le Figaro reported on Wednesday.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius recently presented the Arab League with a detailed plan to renew peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

The plan stipulates the formation of a Palestinian state in the pre-1967 lines, with swaps of mutually agreed upon lands similar in size, while taking into account Israel’s security needs.

The French are seeking to achieve a “just, sustainable and global solution” to the conflict.

If a two-state solution is not reached by the end of the 18 months of talks, France will announce it is officially recognizing the State of Palestine.

The French plan determines that both sides would have to define parameters that ensure the security of both Israel and Palestine, which would efficiently and effectively protect the borders, stop terrorism, and thwart the smuggling of arms.

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