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Netanyahu-Abbas handshake was first in years

The Times of Israel’s diplomatic correspondent points out that the handshake between Netanyahu and Abbas marked the first time in half a decade that the two leaders have met face to face.

The meeting was very brief, however — just a handshake and nothing more.

The conference tweets a picture of all of the world leaders in attendance.

Netanyahu and Abbas are in the left of the frame, a far cry from their location front and center in a picture snapped at the solidarity march in Paris earlier this year in the wake of the terror attacks in the offices of Charlie Hebdo and in the Hypercacher supermarket.

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