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Opposition slams Bennett for meeting of Jordan king, Arab lawmaker

Members of the Israeli opposition are criticizing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for enabling Arab coalition member Mansour Abbas to meet with the Jordanian King Abdullah and discuss the peace process with him.
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A photo of Ra’am party leader Mansour Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan in the royal palace in Amman was the hottest item on the rightwing opposition’s Facebook and Twitter accounts yesterday [Nov. 9].

For several weeks, the Likud party, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, has been alleging links between Abbas and Hamas. The campaign gathered momentum during the debates over the budget, in which Ra’am obtained billions of shekels for the Arab sector. The rightwing opposition claimed that some of this money would be funneled to Gaza by way of civilian NGOs associated with the Islamic Movement in Israel [affiliated with Ra’am], and that it would then be used to fund terrorist activities.

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