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EU Foreign Ministers Expected to Endorse French Peace Initiative on Monday

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European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council is expected to adopt a resolution that will back the French peace initiative on Monday, calling for an  international peace conference including Israeli and Palestinian participation before the end of the year.
Senior Foreign Ministry officials said Israel failed to block the move by the panel of the EU’s 28 foreign ministers, which will add significant weight to the French proposal. Israel can now only try to soften the wording of the resolution, they said.

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