Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday prior to a Paris meeting of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) which he is slated to attend.
Netanyahu asked the French president for his help in convincing the Palestinians to move from proximity talks to direct talks, reported Army Radio.
The prime minister is scheduled to take part in a special meeting of the OECD late Thursday chaired by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Burlesconi in which Israel will be formally welcomed into the organization.
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