Reports: Abbas Says Would Meet With Lieberman If Latter Backs Two-State Solution


During a meeting with Israeli mayors, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated his willingness to dialogue with Israel’s newly-appointed Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman should the latter come out in support of a two-state solution, Israeli state radio Reshet Bet reported, according to Maan News.

In his first comments on the appointment of Lieberman, a far-right Israeli politician, to the high-level post, Abbas reportedly stated that the Palestinian Authority (PA) would be “ready to start a dialogue with Lieberman if he expresses approval of the two-state solution.”

“If Lieberman shows that he really accepts the two-state solution, we will forget his previous remarks describing Palestinian diplomacy as terroristic,” Reshet Bet quoted Abbas as saying.

David Steger – Israel


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