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00:00:01
>> A two state solution, but a multistate method. Representatives from 70 countries are meeting in Paris, trying to breathe new life into an old message.>>
FOREIGN]
> The conference convening today in Paris is a futile conference.
00:00:21
>> But the two parties that really matter are not there. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has welcomed the talks and will meet the French President separately. But Israel is firmly against the summit and once again, took the chance to voice that.>>
00:00:40
It was coordinated between the French and the Palestinians. It aims to force conditions in Israel that conflict with our national interests.>> France says it won't impose any measures and that only direct negotiations between the two sides can resolve the conflict. One issue, Israeli settlements on occupied territory, which the current US administration has called a threat to peace.
00:01:04
But the future administration is now just days away and its approach is a lot different. Donald Trump's promised more pro-Israeli policies and wants to relocate the US embassies to Jerusalem. A move the Palestinians have said would kill off the peace process altogether. No wonder perhaps, that France was playing down expectations ahead of the summit.