Abbas Wishes Peres and Israelis a Happy New Year


abbasShanah tovah.

That was Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ message to Israeli President Shimon Peres today in a phone call to wish him and all Israelis a happy holiday and New Year.

According to a statement released by the president’s bureau, Abbas said, “Happy holiday and a happy New Year to you and the entire Israeli nation.”

Peres thanked Abbas and said, “I know the past year has been a difficult year, but we mustn’t give up… we must continue to strive for peace.” Abbas claimed during his phone call that the Palestinian people also desire for that and that he hopes the upcoming year will be one of peace.

{ Israel News Bureau}