France may support full UN membership for Palestinians if peace talks remain deadlocked

05.06.2011                      3.Siwan, 5771                      Tag 47 des Omer

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France may support full UN membership for Palestinians if peace talks remain deadlocked

French peace initiative bases negotiations on 1967 borders with agreed upon land swaps, Palestinian recognition of the Jewish state.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced over the weekend that he accepts "in principle" the French initiative for an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit to be held Paris in September, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet to respond officially to the invitation.
Meanwhile, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe warned Netanyahu at their meeting on Thursday that if the deadlock in negotiations continues, France will consider supporting the Palestinian request for full membership in the United Nations in September….