Hollande Urges Israel, Palestinians to Resume 'Unconditional' Talks
[An Nahar] French President Francois Hollande
...the Socialist president of La Belle France, and a fine job he's doing of it...
on Wednesday urged Israel and the Paleostinians to resume peace talks without any conditions, while criticizing continued Israeli occupation.

"Only negotiations can lead to a definitive solution," he said after his first direct meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Gay Paree.

"These negotiations are hoped for and awaited."

He said the two countries had "divergences on occupation, which we want to see halted."

Direct peace talks have been on hold for more than two years, with Paleostinian President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
refusing to negotiate as long as Israel continues to build and approve new Jewish settlements.
And in the meantime, Israel continues creating reality on the ground.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-01