"It’s a rigged conference, rigged by the Palestinians with French auspices to adopt additional anti-Israel stances. This pushes peace backward," Netanyahu was quoted as saying by the Jerusalem Post newspaper.
Israel has refused to take part in the event, saying that it preferred to hold bilateral talks directly with the Palestinian side.
Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition for their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, which is partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. Israel has been building settlements on the occupied territories despite objection from the United Nations.