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Israeli-Palestinian peace summit simmers

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>> The latest attempt to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, international diplomats in France are trying to find some common ground in order to bring both sides back to the table by the end of the year. Saudi Arabia's starting by drawing a line in the sand. The country's foreign minister is saying the basis for any peace should be a 2002 Arab plan, urging Israel to accept.
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Israel wasn't on board then, it's unlikely to be now. French President, François Hollande, kicking off Friday's meeting admitting that spiraling violence in the Middle East complicates the process. Warnings too from other global players, though the two-state solution maybe fading. US Secretary of State, John Kerry, lukewarm to the French initiative when asked if it will lead to fresh face-to-face talks, his response, we'll see.
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>> We have to know where it's going, what's happening, we're just starting. So, let us, let us->> Washington's efforts to strike a deal in deep freeze for the last two years. The race for the White House set to sideline them until at least November. Here in France Israeli and Palestinian delegations weren't even invited, the idea being to first gain some international momentum.
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But prospects look remote, Israeli officials saying it's doomed to fail and will only push peace efforts back.