AP - In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose
The AP reports: "It sounds far-fetched at best: holding a Mideast peace conference
without Israelis, Palestinians or the incoming U.S. government.
But the French organizers say that's the whole point. They want Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump
to see that most of the world wants a two-state solution and is fed up
with decades of conflict.
With chances for a Mideast peace deal lower than in years — perhaps a
generation — French President Francois Hollande figures there's nothing
French diplomats fear that Trump will unleash new tensions in the region
by condoning settlements on land claimed by the Palestinians and
potentially moving the U.S. Embassy to contested Jerusalem.
So more than 70 foreign ministers and other top envoys are gathering
Sunday in Paris to urge the establishment of a Palestinian state."
Palestinians establish embassy at the Vatican - UPI.com
UPI reports: "The Palestinian Authority has opened an embassy at the Vatican on the
eve of a peace conference meant to revive long-stalled talks with
The embassy confers a new level of legitimacy on Palestinian President
Mahmoud Abbas, who was granted an audience with Pope Francis on
Saturday. While the Vatican has maintained close ties with Israel,
Francis has increasingly spoken on behalf of the Palestinian people,
encouraging both sides to reach a deal that creates a Palestinian state
recognized by Israel."
is some big news developing with the search for Mideast peace. France is
holding an international conference tomorrow. The purpose of the event seems to be to gather the
nations to decree that Israel is the problem and if only they would give
more land to the Palestinians, all would be well.
It will be a good example of how the nations are eager to gang up on Israel and stand in rebellion to the God of Israel.
also want to gang up on Trump to show him that the international
community does not share his views and will not welcome moving the U.S.
embassy to Jerusalem.