11780304564_5a67d82aba_bAfter meetings between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry this week in Paris, a Palestinian official said that acceptance of Kerry’s principles for continuing the talks was not forthcoming. The official said that the ideas Kerry presented to Abbas could “not serve as the basis for a framework accord between the Palestinians and Israel as they do not take into account the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people,” AFP reported.  “The Palestinian position explained to Mr Kerry is that the proposed ideas, particularly the insistence on recognition of the state of Israel as the Jewish nation-state, are unacceptable,” the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. The official also labelled “vague” Kerry’s proposals for the future of east Jerusalem.  According to the official, Abbas “restated the Palestinian position and his vision of a solution based on United Nations resolutions and the positions of the Palestinian leadership and the Arab League.”  Earlier in the week, Palestinian officials expressed similar doubts regarding Palestinian acceptance of Kerry’s ideas that would form the basis of future negotiations with Israel. More