In a speech to the European Parliament in Brussels, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin also noted that there is growing frustration that Israel’s core concerns are not being taken seriously by the European Union and that Europe must respect Israel's democracy and sovereignty.
Israel reacted sharply to the European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers' endorsement of the French peace initiative on Monday, saying it was a 'regrettable step backwards in the pursuit of peace to which Israel remains fully committed.'
Following on the heels of the dangerous French Peace Initiative which is premised on the idea that the Palestinians receive a state even if they do nothing to stop terror and incitement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said that the American delegation led by Secretary of State John Kerry played a role in toning down a final joint communique during the recently held French peace summit on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
France has been working especially hard in what appears to be a concerted effort to undermine Israel in a number of forums. Help us get the message to France that its behavior toward Israel is unacceptable!
A new initiative by the French aims to revive the long-dead peace talks over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But the Palestinians have demonstrated they are not interested in making peace with Israel, so why is France moving forward with this futile effort?
After months of reports and speculation, France has finally presented its plan to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Netanyahu called the initiative "mystifying" as France has threatened that if its diplomatic efforts fail, it will unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state.