Hoenlein: France Is Reconsidering Security Council Resolution


Malcolm Hoenlein 7France is having second thoughts about submitting a Mideast resolution to the UN Security Council that would lock in the parameters of an Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution, Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told the Jerusalem Post editorial staff this week.

“We’ve met with French officials and they’re telling us now that they’re essentially hesitant or reconsidering and don’t want to introduce it if it will face an American veto or if both parties don’t want it,” Hoenlein said.

“I think they [the French] were told by the Palestinians, and certainly by Israel, that they’re not interested in it.” The Palestinians, he said, were not enthusiastic because they want to focus on the International Criminal Court and are worried that the only way a resolution would not be vetoed by the U.S. would be if it were watered down. They don’t want a “more modified and moderate approach,” he said.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}