Lapid talks to Abbas ahead of Biden visit – first call by Israeli PM in years

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Lapid talks to Abbas ahead of Biden visit – first call by Israeli PM in years
High-level communication between Israel and the PA was severed during the time former US president Donald Trump was in office.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
Published: JULY 8, 2022

Prime Minister Yair Lapid held the first conversation that an Israeli leader in that office has had with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in over five years when he called with good wishes in honor of the Eid al-Adha holiday. "The two spoke about the continuation of cooperation and the need to ensure quiet and calm," the Prime Minister's Office said on Friday. It added that Abbas had congratulated Lapid for becoming Israel's 14th Prime Minister last week. The call follows one to Abbas earlier in the day by President Isaac Herzog and a meeting that Defense Minister Gantz held with him in Ramallah on Thursday night.

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