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From: Inside Story

Can France revive Israeli-Palestinian talks?

Foreign ministers of nearly 30 countries meet in Paris, without Palestinian or Israeli representatives present.

It is considered one of the world’s longest running conflicts – the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian people.

Every attempt to resolve the crisis has effectively failed.

On Friday, foreign ministers from nearly 30 countries convened in Paris to figure out a way to restart peace talks.

But the two main players – the Israelis and Palestinians – were not invited.

READ MORE: Palestinians sceptical of French-led ‘peace talks’

In the lead-up to the talks, the Palestinian prime minister called for a stricter timetable to implement any agreements.

The office of the Israeli foreign minister snubbed the talks altogether.

So, can France really revive a dead peace process?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Saeb Erekat – Secretary-General, Palestinian Liberation Organisation

Mitchell Barak – Former spokesman for Israeli President Shimon Peres

Marc Gopin – Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University