French Ambassador to Israel: France Is Changing the Way It Looks at This Region

France’s new ambassador to Israel, Frederic Journes.

France’s new ambassador to Israel, Frederic Journes, spoke with i24NEWS on Tuesday after he presented his credentials to President Yitzchak Herzog.

“We always want to promote, push, and highlight what is incredible in relations between France and Israel. France is a bit like other countries, that is to say, that it is gradually changing the way it looks at this region and, I hope, also at Israel,” Journes said in the interview.

“France has looked at Israel and the region from the perspective of its problems for too long, but we are witnessing an incredible economic transformation in the Gulf countries,” he continued.

Journes commented on the Abraham Accords, which saw Israel normalizing ties with several Arab countries.

“It is a region that brings solutions and opportunities to the world. We didn’t see the dynamics of the Abraham Accords coming because we were looking a lot at what Jared Kushner was doing around the idea of ​​a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” he said, emphasizing that France’s view of the region was evolving and that an even stronger dynamic was emerging in France-Israel relations.

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