CMEP Bulletin: French Peace Conference Moving Forward

CMEP Bulletin: French Peace Conference Moving Forward

France Sets May 30 Date for Mideast Peace Conference [The Forward]
With U.S. efforts to broker a two-state accord in tatters since April 2014 and Washington focused on a November presidential election, Paris has lobbied countries to commit to a conference before then that would set out a framework to get Israelis and Palestinians back into negotiations.

PA May Suspend UN Resolution After Hollande Tells Abbas to Drop the Plans [BICOM]
The Palestinian Authority has indicated it is considering suspending its push for a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements.

Israeli, Palestinian UN Ambassadors Exchange Barbs on Terrorism [Jerusalem Post]
Sparks flew between UN Ambassador Danny Danon and his Palestinian counterpart, Riyad Mansour, during a debate at the Security Council in New York.

To Save His Middle East Legacy, Obama Must Recognize a Palestinian State Now [Brookings]
Driven by the search for his legacy in the Middle East, it seems President Barack Obama has decided to spend additional political capital on reviving Israeli-Palestinian talks before the end of his second term in office.


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