Despite Israeli Objection, Kerry to Attend Paris Conference on Palestinian-Israeli ‘Peace’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry listens during a panel discussion at the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, Thursday, May 12, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)
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The Jerusalem Post reports: The United States plans to  attend a June 3 Paris meeting that will launch a French-led peace initiative that would set a framework for renewed talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

“I told him [French Foreign Minister Jean- Marc Ayrault] that I would be there,” US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Thursday on the sidelines of a NATO Foreign Ministerial meeting in Brussels.

Kerry explained that he and Ayrault had spoken about the initiative, which he “welcomed,” in which over 20 ministers would meet to plan a larger peace conference for the fall.