The Latest: Macron calls for new Israeli-Palestinian talks

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(AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). French President Emmanuel Macron stands at attention during a ceremony in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 14, 2017. Commemorations followed Bastille Day celebrations for Macron, heading to the Riviera city of Nice for a... (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani). French President Emmanuel Macron stands at attention during a ceremony in Nice, southern France, Friday, July 14, 2017. Commemorations followed Bastille Day celebrations for Macron, heading to the Riviera city of Nice for a...
(AP Photo/Michel Euler). Pro-Palestinian activists hold pictures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron as they gather to protest Israeli Prime Minister's visit to France in Paris, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Fre... (AP Photo/Michel Euler). Pro-Palestinian activists hold pictures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron as they gather to protest Israeli Prime Minister's visit to France in Paris, Saturday, July 15, 2017. Fre...
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PARIS (AP) - The Latest on the Israeli prime minister's visit to France (all times local):

3:30 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron has called for new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to create two independent states.

After meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Paris, Macron said that "everything should be done so that negotiations restart" with the aim of reaching a two-state solution, as the international community has long sought.

Macron also condemned an attack last week that killed two Israeli police officers at a Jerusalem shrine revered by Jews and Muslims.

Macron's office said he is concerned about Israel's security but also about growing Jewish settlement building, and worried that Netanyahu is backing away from commitment to a two-state solution.

The two leaders also discussed fighting extremism in Syria and elsewhere, and improving economic cooperation.

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1:40 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron has denounced his country's collaboration in the Holocaust, lashing out at those who still downplay the French role in sending tens of thousands of Jews to death.

Commemorating 75 years since a mass roundup of French Jews outside of Paris, Macron insisted that "it was indeed France that organized this." He said "not a single German" was directly involved, but French police collaborating with the Nazis.

Macron dismissed arguments by French far-right leaders that the collaborationist Vichy regime did not represent the French state, saying that is "convenient, but it is false."

At a ceremony Sunday attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Macron also pledged to fight continued anti-Semitism. He called for thorough investigation into the recent killing of a Parisian woman believed linked to anti-Jewish sentiment.

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11:50 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are honoring the victims of a mass deportation of French Jews to Nazi camps 75 years ago.

French Jewish leaders are giving speeches at an emotional ceremony at the Vel d'Hiv stadium outside Paris, where French police rounded up some 13,000 people on July 16-17, 1942, before they were sent on to camps. Fewer than 100 survived.

Pro-Palestinian and other activists protested Netanyahu's appearance, criticizing Jewish settlement policy and the blockade of Gaza.

Macron called it a "natural gesture" to invite Netanyahu but insisted in an interview Sunday in the Journal du dimanche newspaper he is "not trying to confuse the subject of the commemoration and Franco-Israeli relations."

Macron is holding separate talks with Netanyahu later Sunday.

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