20-11-2019 01:38 AM Jerusalem Timing

Abbas Says Talks with ’Israel’ Still on Table

Abbas Says Talks with ’Israel’ Still on Table

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday talks with ’Israel’ are still on the table, despite moves against the Zionist entity at the UN and numerous failed rounds of negotiations.

AbbasPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Wednesday talks with 'Israel' are still on the table, despite moves against the Zionist entity at the UN and numerous failed rounds of negotiations.

Abbas was addressing the Palestinian leadership at the opening of a two-day conference in the West Bank to discuss the future of the Palestinian Authority (PA).

"We ask all countries of the world to recognize the state of Palestine," he said.

"But we want to say to the Israeli side, these recognitions do not mean in any way that we do not want to negotiate, or that we're running away from negotiations."