Netanyahu: I Oppose Peace Conference

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that he opposes the peace conference that France is organizing in the hopes of bringing an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Netanyahu cited concerns about the nature of the conference, worrying that an international forum might force a decision. “I told [the French foreign minister] the only way to advance genuine peace between us and the Palestinians is through direct negotiations between us and them, without preconditions,” Netanyahu said.