Report: France Planning Anti-Terror Summit with Netanyahu, Abbas Attending

Abbas in Paris at Anti-Terror Rally (AP)
Associated Press

The Times of Israel reports: France is hoping to bring Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas together in the framework of a larger conference on the war against terrorism, a TV report said Monday.

According to a Channel 2 report citing unnamed officials, the French are planning to soon hold an international conference on the fight against terrorism and global jihad, to which both Netanyahu and Abbas will be invited.

There was no immediate confirmation of the report from Israeli, Palestinian or French officials.

The French hope is that on the sidelines of such a anti-terror summit, Netanyahu and Abbas will agree to also meet one another and restart dialogue that may then grow into substantive peace negotiations.

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