French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid as he arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 5, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

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PARIS, July 5 (Reuters) – The people of Israel is lucky to have Yair Lapid as its new prime minister, French President Emmanuel Macron said ahead of a meeting between the two leaders in on Tuesday.

Speaking to cameras, Macron also said that there was “no alternative” to political dialogue to ease tensions between Israel and Palestinian authorities.

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Reporting by Tassilo Hummel, editing by Michel Rose

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