Barak and Juppe meet, discuss Paris peace conference

Defense Minister Ehud Barak met on Friday with French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe to discuss the French peace initiative involving a peace conference in Paris next month. The conference would be scheduled to precede September's contentious Palestinian state bid at the UN. 
During their meeting at Barak's office in Tel Aviv, the defense minister reiterated to Juppe that Israel would is unable to negotiate with a Hamas that does not recognize Israel nor denounce terrorist attacks against its civilians.
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