J’lem greets French edict on Israel as Jewish state

28.07.2011                      26.Tammus, 5771


J'lem greets French edict on Israel as Jewish state

Move seen as signal to Palestinian Authority regarding language European Union might support in UN resolution on statehood.

The French Foreign Ministry on Wednesday circulated comments made by Foreign Minister Alain Juppe last week saying that any solution to the Middle East conflict would need to recognize Israel as the nation-state for the Jewish people.
Israeli diplomatic officials reacted very positively to Juppe’s statement, saying it was an indication that the Europeans were moving in the direction of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s position that recognition of Israel as the state of the Jewish people must be part of the parameters for future negotiations with the Palestinians – especially if they include the pre-1967 lines, with mutually agreed-upon swaps….