France is continuing its efforts to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), and is attempting to bring together Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas for a meeting, Channel 2 News reported on Monday.
According to the report, France is trying to get the two to meet as part of a regional conference to be held in Paris. The idea was reportedly put together after the visit to France last week of opposition chairman Yitzhak Herzog, where he met President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
In order to get Netanyahu and Abbas to meet, Paris is initiating a regional conference on security, Channel 2 revealed. The conference would include all the leaders in the Middle East, including Netanyahu and Abbas. The idea for a regional conference has been floated around in the past by both Herzog and Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, but other similar initiatives have thus far failed.
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