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JBS News Update covers France’s announcement that it will recognize a “Palestinian State” if there is no progress soon in peace talks for a two-state solution. In the story a B’nai B’rith International statement is quoted in response saying, this move will “likely inhibit the pace of talks, rather than facilitate peace negotiations.”

JBS also highlights B’nai B’rith’s questioning of why the Palestinian Authority would partake in negotiations “when it knows already that it has French recognition? It suggests a baffling example of ‘backwards diplomacy.’”

Click below to watch starting at the 1:48 mark.