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

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.