Bennett nixed Gantz parley with King Abdullah, Abbas - report


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Bennett nixed Gantz parley with King Abdullah, Abbas - report
This is the second time the two leaders have made back-to-back trips.
Published: MARCH 25, 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has nixed Defense Minister Benny Gantz's participation in a unique Ramallah meeting Monday, with King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to a report on Channel 13. An Israeli official explained that the Prime Minister's Office learned from an Arab source of Gantz's attempts to arrange a meeting with Abbas King Abdullah.

Bennett will make a decision on the matter only once Gantz has presented the issue to him, the official said. The three men were scheduled to discuss ways to prevent an outbreak of violence next month when both the festival of Passover and the Ramadan holiday overlap. Bennett has in the past approved two Gantz meetings with Abbas. News of Bennett's refusal to allow Gantz to attend the Ramallah summit, come after Gantz’s sudden decision to visit India ahead of Bennett’s already-scheduled trip.