Foreign Ministry chief: Paris peace initiative ‘doomed to fail

59a9d9c9525ee59bb184baab24a747a8-635x357Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s meeting in Amman, Jordan, on October 20 2015. (Foreign Ministry)

’Sticking to government line, Dore Gold says only way to resolve conflict is via direct talks with the Palestinians, and without preconditions
BY AFP AND RAPHAEL AHREN

The director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that France’s bid to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks, beginning with a one-day summit in Paris on Friday, was doomed, and compared it to a 1916 colonial effort to carve up the Middle East.

“This effort utterly failed then and will completely fail today,” Dore Gold told journalists in Jerusalem, referring to the Sykes-Picot agreement to draw up the region’s borders.

“The only way to get a stable regional arrangement that will allow us to create real peace in the Middle East is if the parties of the region come to understandings between them,” Gold said.

 

 

 

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