Israel will not attend peace talks in Paris

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called this weekend's Middle East peace conference in Paris "rigged", with his government refusing to play any role in the meeting.

While meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister BorgeBrende, Mr. Netanyahu said the conference aims to adopt additional anti-Israel stances and that this pushes the peace process backwards and is not going to obligate Israel.

Sunday's conference, to be attended by some 70 nations, will explore ways to restart the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace effort. Israel has insisted on bilateral talks.

Source: VOV5