France’s Foreign minister said on Sunday a proposal by US President-elect Donald Trump to move the American embassy to Jerusalem would be a provocation with serious consequences. “Of course (it’s a provocation). I think he would not be able to do it,” Jean-Marc Ayrault told France 3 television amid a conference on the Middle East peace process in Paris. “It would have extremely serious consequences and it’s not the first time that it’s on the agenda of a US president, but none have let themselves make that decision.
“One cannot have such a clear-cut, unilateral position. You have to create the conditions for peace.” Earlier on Sunday as the conference on Middle East peace kicked off, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the parley was “futile” and the “final palpitations” of yesterday’s world. The summit, Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, was “coordinated between the French and the Palestinians with the goal of trying to impose conditions on Israel that are not compatible with Israel’s national interests.” READ MORE