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PA leader Mahmoud Abbas and US Secy of State John Kerry.

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Paris on Saturday in another attempt to keep the moribund “peace process ” alive between Israel and the PA.

The two men “discussed regional challenges and constructive ideas for the way forward to support our shared goal of a two state solution,” according to a statement issued by State Dept. spokesperson John Kirby.

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“Secretary Kerry stressed the United States’ commitment to this issue, and they agreed on the importance of continuing to work with key partners to advance the prospects for peace while opposing all efforts that would undermine that goal.”

The meeting was held against the backdrop of a tense situation in which the Paris government is trying to find a way to prevent radical Islamic terrorism from further metastasizing in the country.

Last week two Da’esh (ISIS) terrorists ritually slaughtered a Catholic priest in Normandy on the altar of his own church as he was celebrating mass, forcing a fellow priest to film the entire gruesome process as they cut the elderly priest’s throat. The second priest is in critical condition. Both terrorists were killed.

Mohammad Karabila, a Muslim leader in northern France, said on Saturday the community would not prepare an Islamic funeral for one of the murderers, Adel Kermiche.

Muslim leaders in northern France refused to dishonor Islam with such a person, French media reported. The Muslim community supported the decision, refusing to attend the preparation of the body or burial and insisting the terrorist was not part of the Muslim community.

Muslim and Christian groups did, however, hold vigils for his elderly victim, according to Breitbart. A regional Muslim council also planned a brotherhood march in the southeastern city of Lyon.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

7 COMMENTS

  1. The United States, as a capitalist Democracy will not survive a Hillary Clinton presidency. She will continue to befriend our enemies, the Clinton Foundation will thrive, turmoil and violence will break out across America as she vilifies the NRA, gun owners and conservatives throughout our nation. Racial tension will be escalated by people like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan and Clinton herself. Our reluctance, under the Hillary Clinton administration, to befriend Israel and defeat ISIS, will lead to chaos and war in the Middle East. Our continued military weakness will only encourage Russia, China, North Korea and Iran to escalate their support of global terrorism and Jihad against the west. I forsee a terrible, violent consequence of a Democratic victory in November. God help us if they win.

  2. Symbolic acts by Moslems don’t cut it! A good majority are sympathetic to the efforts to take Sharia with them wherever they go! Hillary Obama is a loser – even an attempt on Trump’s life will fail woefully! Very complicit in the many upheavals in the world today, and spoiling for more!

  3. Hillery is planning to replace Larry with Martin Indyk who really can't stand Israel and would like to replace it with another failed Arab banana republic without any Jews where bananas have to be imported. In the 1930's the Democratic party President Franklin D. Roosevelt also surrounded himself with Jewish Leftists in order to keep Jews fleeing Europe out of America because none were too many. The Democratic party has always had an anti Jewish bias. It boggles the mind why 80 percent of American Jews will always vote for the Democratic Party .

  4. Bill Clinton pressed the Rabin Labor government in Israel to import Arafat and his PLO terrorist gang all the way from Tunisia and rebranded them as a "peace partner". A tiger never changes his spots. The rest is history.

  5. Martin Sean Indyk (born July 1, 1951) is the Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He took leave from the Brookings Institution to serve as the U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli–Palestinian Negotiations from 2013 to 2014. Indyk served as United States ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs during the Clinton Administration. He is known as the framer of the U.S. policy of dual containment which sought to 'contain' Iraq and Iran, which were both viewed as the United States' two most important strategic adversaries at the time. He is the author of Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peacemaking Diplomacy in the Middle East.

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