Some 50 presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers were due to attend the summit, which now has been canceled for the third time.
An international summit of Mediterranean leaders has been canceled for the third time because Arab states threatened to boycott if Israel was invited.
French national security adviser Jean-David Levitte told his Israeli counterpart, Uzi Arad, on Tuesday that the Union for the Mediterranean conference had been called off. Arad was in the United States with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The summit was planned for November 21, in Barcelona.The foreign ministers of France, Spain and Egypt are expected to issue a formal announcement today of the cancelation.