France to Launch Push for UN Resolution on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process



France is planning to launch a push for a United Nations Security Council resolution that will lay out the parameters for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

“We have said that these parameters have to be defined and recognized by the Security Council and that obviously the two parties have to discuss, but the discussion will be accompanied by an international effort,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday, Reuters reported.

France, along with the United Kingdom and Germany, drafted a Security Council resolution late last year after the council voted against a Palestinian-initiated resolution calling for Israeli withdrawal from the disputed territories by 2017. But those countries decided to table the resolution until after the recent Israeli election.

The United States voted against the Palestinian-initiated resolution, but President Barack Obama has indicated that the U.S. may “reassess” its options regarding Israel in the U.N.

“I hope that the partners who were reluctant will not be reluctant anymore,” said Fabius, apparently referring to the U.S.

But on Friday, the U.S. sharply criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for continuing to single out Israel for criticism.

“We are disappointed that this council continually singles out Israel for criticism without acknowledging the violent attacks directed at its people, nor the obligations and difficult steps required of both sides. In short such singling out undermines the credibility of the council,” said U.S. Ambassador to the UNHRC Keith Harper in reference to recent resolutions dealing with Israeli actions in the disputed Palestinian territories and the Golan Heights.




  1. France wants to push for a state for muslim because it wants its muslim problems to go back to the middle east!

  2. Will someone please explain this: is this an ‘okay’ resolution for Israel or not? The article se3ms so full of words but it so unclear. Unless I just need my morning coffee.

  3. hollande needs to keep out and let Israel take care of its self.
    there is a big difference between “peace” and “appeasement”.
    there is a difference between “conflict” and “delimma”. a conflict is rational and solved with peace, a delimma is irrational mess with only one way out—and apeasement is not one of them!