Abbas Denies Upcoming Meeting with Netanyahu (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 04/06/12)
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Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas denied on Thursday the
reports that he would meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu later
Kol Yisrael reported that Abbas, who spoke in a television interview,
said that a meeting with Netanyahu is not on the agenda at the moment.
Earlier this week there had been reports that Israeli and PA
negotiators will meet for the first time since talks held in Jordan
two months ago ended in failure.
There were also reports that Netanyahu is expected to meet with
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad after Passover.
Sources in the PMO said that the two leaders will discuss the
possibility of re-starting the long-moribund peace process.
Abbas, during Thursday’s interview, confirmed the meeting between
Netanyahu and Fayyad and said that during the meeting, Fayyad will
give Netanyahu a letter Abbas has written to the Israeli prime
Abbas also said that the letter outlines the peace process since the
Oslo Accord were signed and says that “the Palestinian Authority no
longer feels like an authority."
Kol Yisrael quoted Abbas as having said on Thursday that the PA is
impatient when it sees how “settlements ate up the land of the
Peace talks between Israel and the PA have been frozen since Jordan
hosted the series of “exploratory meetings”. The PA refused to
continue to talk after those meetings and Abbas continued to impose
preconditions on negotiations. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/06/12)
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