France, ‘Palestine’ and the Security Council

So what if Paris recognizes a Palestinian state? – Raphael Ahren – The Times of Israel 31.01.16
France would be neither the first European state nor the first permanent UN Security Council member to do so. But does that mean Israel can ignore Fabius’s ultimatum? Much more significant would be a Security Council resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and French recognition of a Palestinian state could make it easier for an American president to refuse to step in with a UN veto.
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Opposition blames government failings for French recognition threat – The Times of Israel 30.01.16
Livni says only Israeli peace initiative will relieve global pressure; Lapid bemoans ‘deterioration in our standing’; Galon: PM giving French ‘the finger’