This weekend, more than 70 nations will meet in Paris - Israel and the Palestinians not among them - for a "peace" conference. The Jerusalem Post reports that PM Netanyahu has slammed the summit - orchestrated by the Palestinians - saying it will lead to further anti-Israel actions and destroy any hope for peace:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described the upcoming Middle East peace conference in Paris as a "fraud," insisting that the meeting was an "anti-Israel" summit orchestrated by the Palestinians and sponsored by the French government.
The summit "will further lead to the adoption of anti-Israel positions," Netanyahu charged during a meeting with visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende.
Netanyahu added that the meeting would only harm already fraught prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
"We here in Israel are dealing with huge challenges presented by terrorist forces, which not only seek to destroy Israel, but look to destroy every opportunity for peace."
"There are additional efforts," Netanyahu continued, "that are harming efforts for peace and one of them is the Paris conference."
The Paris peace conference, which is expected to host officials from 72 countries, is slated to take place on January 15.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will also travel to Paris for the international convening organized by the French government, his staff announced on Tuesday.
Neither the Israelis nor the Palestinians, however, will be represented at the meeting...