France's Irrelevant Initiative

(Israel Hayom) Prof. Eyal Zisser - No one invited France to mediate between Israel and the Palestinians, but the country is still living in its own inglorious past and is convinced it is still a leading power on the international stage whose opinions matter. In the actual Middle East, however, no one gives France a second thought and no one is taking its peace initiative seriously. Moreover, no one in the Arab world cares or has the time to deal with the Palestinian issue or is willing to prioritize the Palestinian cause over the pressing problems these countries are facing. The Paris summit, therefore, is not a Franco-Arab venture. The writer, Vice Rector at Tel Aviv University, is former director of its Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies.

2017-01-16 00:00:00

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