By Gil Hoffman and Rina Bassist.. Speaking at an Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting, Liberman cautioned against the purpose and timing of the conference, comparing it to the historical antisemitic trial. The Middle East peace conference planned by the French for January 15 will be similar to the antisemitic trial of French Jewish artillery officer Alfred Dreyfus in 1894, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told his Yisrael Beytenu faction Monday (January 9, 2017). [Photo top right:Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)] Liberman said UN Security Council Resolution 2334 was “awful, unnecessary and harms any chance to reach dialogue with the other side,” and that he was worried that such misguided international efforts would continue with the French conference. He noted that the timing of the conference was problematic, coming five days before US President-elect Donald Trump is to be sworn in, and three months before elections are scheduled in France, in which current President Francois Hollande is not running. Read the full story.