PARIS – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron in their meeting Sunday that he was skeptical about the peace efforts being made by U.S. President Donald Trump, diplomatic sources familiar with the conversation told Haaretz.
During the meeting in Paris, Macron told Netanyahu that he supports Trump’s efforts and that the settlement-building plans that Israel has advanced in the past six months have made an already complicated situation that much harder, the sources said.
Most of the leaders’ conversation revolved around subjects that Netanyahu was more eager to discuss, such as the cease-fire in Syria, the growing threat from Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Iranian nuclear program and economic cooperation between Israel and France. But a portion was devoted to the settlements and the Trump administration’s efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
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