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Bennett keeps quiet on ministers' planned meeting with Abbas

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is keeping mum on two Meretz members from his cabinet planning to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Mahmoud Abbas addresses UNGA

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to play host to two Israeli ministers, both of them members of leftist Meretz. By accepting this invitation, Meretz chair and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz and Minister for Regional Cooperation Issawi Freij have given Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s office reason to feel uneasy.

On Sept. 27, Bennett gave his first speech to the United Nations. He made no mention of the Palestinian-Israel conflict, focusing instead on the fight against the pandemic and Iran.

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