|Palestinian flags © Mohamad Torokman / Reuters|
“If this attempt to achieve a negotiated solution reaches a dead end, we will take responsibility and recognize the Palestinian state,” Fabius said Friday.
Excusez-moi Monsieur, but what is the likelihood that a solution will be reached if you are offering the jack-pot to Hamas if they fail? Es-tu stupide?
As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, France has a duty to maintain efforts to find a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine, he explained during a media-conference in Paris.
“France will engage in the coming weeks in the preparation of an international conference bringing together the parties and their main partners, American, European, Arab, notably to preserve and make happen the solution of two states,” the French FM is cited as saying by Reuters.
Ummm, any Israelis?
Fabius expressed hope that the international peace summit will be attended by Israelis and Palestinians, who haven’t been talking since 2014, as well as other key international players, including the US, EU states and Arab nations.
“Unfortunately, [Israeli] settlement construction continues. We must not let the two-state solution unravel,” he said.
An unnamed Israeli official has already told a journalist for the Haaretz newspaper that the French peace initiative will be rejected, as recognizing it would only encourage Palestinians to avoid direct negotiations with Tel-Aviv.
Less than a month ago, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki visited Paris to discuss the possibility of proposing a UN Security Council resolution declaring that the illegal Israeli settlements in the West bank are an obstacle to a peaceful solution of the conflict.
In October of 2014, Sweden became the first EU nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, followed shortly by the UK. The first Palestinian embassy opened in Stockholm in January 2015.
Last September, the Palestinian flag was hoisted at UN headquarters for the first time as a symbolic gesture in the territory’s quest for statehood.
I have been harping on this for some time, that as the Muslim population of EU countries increases and their political clout increases, Europe will turn more and more against Israel. It has already happened in the UN, UK, and Sweden. It is happening in France and it's just a matter of time before Germany, Denmark, Holland, Finland, Poland, Norway, Spain, Italy, Austria and Switzerland follow suit.
Israel will be relentlessly condemned and if liberal governments persist in Canada and the US, we will join the condemnation and abandon our ally, the only real democracy in the middle east. Israel is the only country in the middle east where there is any reasonable level of human rights. It is also the only country in that area that I, as a Christian, would ever consider living in.
There is no solution to this problem; it's going to happen! Western countries are playing into the hands of Islam and all Islam wants is the complete annihilation of every Jew on the planet. The spirit of Hitler lives! Only this time it will take an extraordinary act of God to prevent evil from destroying His chosen people.