Delegates from 70 countries met in the French capital Paris to try and jump-start stalled talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and reaffirm their support for a two-state solution.

However, Israeli and Palestinian diplomats were not there to hear what was said.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, dismissed the summit, saying only bilateral negotiations have a chance of being successful, while Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, welcomed it.

They have both been invited to a briefing on the talks by President Francois Hollande.

Presenter: Sohail Rahman


Mustafa Barghouti - secretary-general of the Palestinian National Initiative

Mitchell Barak - former spokesman for late President Shimon Peres

Ben White - author on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Source: Al Jazeera News