July 16, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron calls for new peace talks and a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.
Macron urged for the renewed negotiations on Sunday in Paris during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The French President said his country has unconditional support for Israel and that he is deeply attached to achieving peace in the region.
Netanyahu said both nations share a desire to see stability, but considerable issues remain.
“I’ve made it clear that our view is that the root of the conflict, the reason it goes on is the persistent Palestinian refusal to accept a Jewish state, a nation state for the Jewish people in any boundaries, and this alongside the enduring question of security are the two pillars of peace,” said Netanyahu.
Peace talks between Israel and Palestine have stalled since a U.S.-brokered negotiation broke down in 2014.