Netanyahu in France: “a partner who can help both Israelis and Palestinians”
Growing tensions around Iran and Israeli-Palestinian violence are at the heart of a meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this Thursday in Paris. Ofer Bronchtein, former adviser to Yitzhak Rabin and president of the International Forum for Peace and Reconciliation in the Middle East, guest of France 24, evokes France as an “equitable partner”: for the first time in the history of Israel , the first visit abroad of the last two Israeli prime ministers, is not to Washington but to Paris. For Bronchtein, France is “a partner who has influence, a partner who can, at the same time, help the Israelis and the Palestinians”. He also points out that “almost all the leaders of the Arab world, [Abbas inclus]have been in Paris for the past few months”.