Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sarkozy to Netanyahu: Freeze all settlements


French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday that Israel must take immediate confidence-building measures for Middle East peace, including a complete freeze of construction in West Bank settlements.

The French leader told reporters after meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Paris that Israel must also work to improve freedom of movement for Palestinians in the West Bank.

He also called for the immediate creation of a viable Palestinian state and offered to contribute French troops to an international force, with the United States and Paris's EU partners, to secure peace in the region......

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