Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the cabinet Sunday that Israel
was weighing the French proposal of an international peace conference in
July in Paris, but that Israel would not engage with a Palestinian
Authority that includes Hamas.
"I listened to the proposal brought from French Foreign Minister Alain
Juppe," Netanyahu said of the meeting he had with Juppe on Thursday. "We
appreciate a great deal our French friends, and I will answer them
after we consider matters. We will study this proposal and discuss it
with our friends in the US. The Americans also want to promote
initiatives, and we also have ideas of our own."
Netanyahu said that his government would consider how the French
proposal fits in with others, and that it was clear that since not all
of them could be implemented, it was best to focus on one idea and