At least 72 countries are due to attend the conference on Sunday in the French capital, in a bid to lay an international framework for a two-state solution between the Palestinians and Israel.
But while the Palestinian side has welcomed the French initiative, the Israelis rejected it and refused to play any role in the meeting.
It said that the Paris gathering would also be an important opportunity to condemn Israeli settlement building in Palestinian territory as it comes on the heels of a landmark UN security council resolution passed on December 23.
It's a relic of the past, it's a last gasp of the past before the future sets in." In response to Netanyahu's comments, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, an Abbas aide, said the international community must "stress to the Israeli government that its rejection of the international resolutions will not bring anything but more instability to the area".
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