Keyword: Palestine

Former Israeli PM Olmert meets Palestine Authority's Abbas in Paris

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert held a meeting in Paris on Friday with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas when the two men, who have previously met dozens of times, were in France on separate trips.

France holds world summit on Israel-Palestinian conflict

Delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support in Paris for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict.

France hosts meeting to drive Israel-Palestine talks

US secretary of state John Kerry and UN chief Ban ki-Moon were among those who attended conference aiming for peace process talks by year's end.

French FM rejects Netanyahu claims of bias

Israeli PM said France's initiative for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks was overshadowed by support Paris gave to Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.

France to hold summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Paris will host a meeting of foreign ministers at the end of May to set the stage for a peace conference later in the summer.

France says will recognise Palestinian state if new peace effort fails

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius says Paris is trying to convene an international peace summit to work towards a two-state solution.

French NY consulate 'free speech' talk by academic head who banned Hessel

Monique Canto-Sperber banned Palestinian rights group meetings at the Ecole Normale Supérieur, one featuring 'Time for Outrage' author.

France seeks UN Security Council resolution on Middle East talks

Paris aims to use resolution to spur talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a step that the United States resisted last year.

French Senate votes for Palestine recognition

The narrow vote in France's upper house follows a similar move by MPs in the National Assembly earlier this month.

French Parliament to vote on Palestinian state

MPs in National Assembly will take part in 'symbolic' vote on Palestine but French government itself will not 'act alone' and recognise state.

Thousands join pro-Palestinian rallies in France

March in Paris attracted up to 20,000 with demonstrations too in Marseille and Lyon as protestors voiced anger at French stance over Israel. 

Palestine: Mr President, you are leading France astray

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From his alignment with the Israeli far-right to the banning of demonstrations in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and the suggestion that this show of solidarity is in fact anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Zionism, French President François Hollande has lost his way, writes Mediapart editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel. In this opinion article presented as an open letter to the head of state, he argues that Hollande has adopted a position of incoherence and hypocrisy that will bring him no political gain and which ignores the lessons of history.

Banned pro-Palestinian rally Sunday in Paris suburb ends in riot

Police arrested 18 people after rioting broke out in Sarcelles during a banned Sunday afternoon protest against Israel’s offensive in Gaza.

Paris police arrest 38 after violence at banned pro-Palestinian rally

Cars were set alight and rocks thrown at police, who reported 14 officers injured, in clashes after the outlawed protest at Israel's Gaza offensive.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators defy ban in rallies around France

Thousands of demonstrators protested on Saturday against Israel's offensive in Gaza despite a ban outlawing the rallies in Paris and Nice.