Livni meets Sarkozy in Paris, calls on France to oppose EU J'lem draft

Livni meets Sarkozy in P

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris on Thursday, to discuss regional issues including negotiations with the Palestinians, and the Iranian nuclear threat. At the beginning of the meeting, Livni expressed opposition to a draft resolution on the Middle East put forward by Sweden that would recognize east Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. She told Sarkozy that it was not up to Europe to "take sides" on the matter of Jerusalem, and called on France to speak up against the draft.