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APNewsBreak: France using US-Israel tensions to push for UN resolution on Mideast peace effort

  • FILE - This Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 file photo shows from left : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU President Donald Tusk and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas marching during a rally in Paris, France. France sees a window of opportunity after Israel’s elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing to present a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days, according to French diplomatic officials. The draft would define the pre-1967 frontier as a reference point for border talks but allow room for exchanges of territory, designate Jerusalem as a capital of two states and call for a fair solution for Palestinian refugees, one official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool, File)

    FILE - This Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 file photo shows from left : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU President Donald Tusk and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas marching during a rally in Paris, France. France sees a window of opportunity after Israel’s elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing to present a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days, according to French diplomatic officials. The draft would define the pre-1967 frontier as a reference point for border talks but allow room for exchanges of territory, designate Jerusalem as a capital of two states and call for a fair solution for Palestinian refugees, one official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Philippe Wojazer, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound is seen in Jerusalem's old city. France sees a window of opportunity after Israel’s elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing to present a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days, according to French diplomatic officials. The draft would define the pre-1967 frontier as a reference point for border talks but allow room for exchanges of territory, designate Jerusalem as a capital of two states and call for a fair solution for Palestinian refugees, one official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound is seen in Jerusalem's old city. France sees a window of opportunity after Israel’s elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing to present a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days, according to French diplomatic officials. The draft would define the pre-1967 frontier as a reference point for border talks but allow room for exchanges of territory, designate Jerusalem as a capital of two states and call for a fair solution for Palestinian refugees, one official told The Associated Press on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)  (The Associated Press)

French diplomatic officials see a window of opportunity after Israel's elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days.

One official tells The Associated Press the draft would define the pre-1967 frontier as a reference point, designate Jerusalem as capital of both Israel and a Palestinian state and call for a fair solution for Palestinian refugees.

After Benjamin Netanyahu's election win and tough campaign comments against Palestinian statehood, the White House said it would re-evaluate its approach to the conflict.

Another official said France is working with the U.S. to gain backing for its push. The U.S. opposed a similar plan last year.

Neither official was authorized to be publicly named.