Netanyahu: Paris Summit is ‘Rigged’ Against Israel

In this handout provided by the Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah delivers his statement regrading the agreement with Iran, on July 14, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel.
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The Times of Israel reports: The upcoming international peace conference in Paris is a “rigged” effort intended to hurt Israel and its hopes of reaching peace, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday, adding that Jerusalem was not bound by any decision that would be taken there.

“It’s a rigged conference, rigged by the Palestinians with French auspices to adopt additional anti-Israel stances. This pushes peace backwards,” he said. “It’s not going to obligate us.”

During a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende, the prime minister called the planned conference, scheduled for Sunday, “a relic of the past.”

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