Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » France set to propose new Palestinian state resolution at UN
(Worthy News)-- The French government has seen a window of opportunity, following recent elections in Israel, to get the United States on board for a renewed effort towards an Israeli-Palestinian settlement, and is preparing a draft UN Security Council resolution, Ynet News reported.
The draft would define the pre-1967 borders as a reference point for talks but allow room for exchanges of territory, designate Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and a Palestinian state and call for a fair solution for Palestinian refugees.
The French proposal also includes a requirement for Palestinian recognition of Israel as a "Jewish state," the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas informed the Executive Committee of the PLO. That recognition is an Israeli demand that Abbas has rejected in the past. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4645117,00.html" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]