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Tags: israel | opposition | meeting | abbas

Israel's New Opposition Chief Meets With Palestinian Abbas

Monday, 02 December 2013 02:22 AM

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel's new opposition leader says he told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that a clear majority in Israel supports a peace deal with the Palestinians and that his Labor Party will back any future agreement.

Isaac Herzog was elected Labor leader on Nov. 21, replacing a party chief who had made domestic issues such as economic inequality a chief concern.

Herzog's meeting with Abbas on Sunday signaled a shift back to Labor's traditional priorities. In the 1990s, Labor led Israel into ultimately unsuccessful negotiations on the terms of a Palestinian state.

Talks resumed in July, but there's been no apparent progress. Tensions are high over Israel's continued settlement building on lands sought for a Palestinian state.

Herzog says Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should meet to advance negotiations.

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Israel's new opposition leader says he told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that a clear majority in Israel supports a peace deal with the Palestinians and that his Labor Party will back any future agreement.
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