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Jerusalem - Netanyahu: 'I'll Clear My Schedule This Week To Meet Abbas'

Published on: April 4, 2016 02:32 PM
By: Jerusalem Post
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on at his office in Jerusalem  April 4, 2016. REUETRS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on at his office in Jerusalem April 4, 2016. REUETRS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Jerusalem for talks, four days after Abbas said in a Channel 2 interview that he was waiting for such an invitation.

“A few days ago on Israeli television, I heard President Abbas say that if I’d invited him to meet, he’d come,” Netanyahu said before a meeting with Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek. “So, as I said this morning to an American Congressional delegation, I’m inviting him again. I’m clearing my schedule this week. Any day he can come, I’ll be here.”

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Netanyahu said that he and Abbas have “a lot of things to discuss, but the first time is ending the Palestinian campaign of incitement to murder Israelis.” Netanyahu said his door “is always open to those who want to pursue peace with Israel.”

During Thursday’s Channel 2 interview, Abbas said that he had offered to meet Netanyahu. “I will meet with him, at any time. And I suggested, by the way, for him to meet,” he said in English. Asked what became of that overture, Abbas said: “No, no - it’s a secret. He can tell you about it.”

Earlier Monday, President Reuven Rivlin met with Zaorálek and spoke of the need for direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and said he was willing to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to further this goal.

“Without mutual trust between the sides there won’t be negotiations and there won’t be a solution,” Rivlin said during a statement in the presence of the visiting Czech foreign minister.

The president said that he listened to Abbas’ recent address, calling the Palestinian leader’s words a “little more promising.”

Last week, Abbas said he was working to stop Palestinian knife attacks and other street violence against Israel and had offered to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to restart peace efforts.



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 Apr 04, 2016 at 03:08 PM Amonymous Says:

Abbas has not an honest bone in his body. He has been as pathological a liar as our POTUS. He has one mission and only one mission. To make Israel give up anything that contributes to its own security. And this will get all the support from the White House, the UN, and all those countries that are indebted to the Arab world for oil. He does not want peace, and will not do diddly squat to stop the terror. He will give financial rewards to the families of the terrorists, and he will permit and solicit such reinforcement in every other way. he is a savage terrorist who wears a suit and appeals to the evil in other countries and their leaders. And to his great fortune, he found Obama and Kerry in USA. Watch the dialogue - Abbas wants to stop settlements, give up territory, take more money, and increase aid in terms of arms and other terror support. Only then will he say, in Arabic, maybe we should stop killing Israelis, or at least slow down. Abbas never conceded anything, only incited more terror. He, the rest of his ilk, and those politicians in America and elsewhere that support his mission should all encounter their mee'isse sof.

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 Apr 04, 2016 at 03:18 PM Noch a Mol? Says:

Abu Mamzer wants to make peace?
Last I heard, Gehinnom hasn't frozen over yet.

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 Apr 04, 2016 at 04:03 PM 54321 Says:

Israel is guilty for not shooting this terrorist animal years ago. This animal has Shi much blood on his hands. He needs to be sent to heaven on a one way ticket.

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 Apr 04, 2016 at 04:38 PM Anonymous Says:

POTUS is a kri uksiv. It is spelled POTUS
but is pronounced putz.

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 Apr 05, 2016 at 12:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Go ahead, Bibi, run after him again, promise him more concessions, more land, more goodwill "gestures," and get nothing in return...maybe your fantasy that this will finally get the anti Semitic world to love you will come true.

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