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New President Herzog speaks by phone with PA chief Abbas

Then-opposition leader Isaac Herzog meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. December 1, 2013. (Issam Rimawi/ Flash90/File)
Then-opposition leader Isaac Herzog meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, December 1, 2013. (Issam Rimawi/Flash90/File)

President Isaac Herzog speaks by phone with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who he says called to congratulate him on being sworn in last week.

Herzog tweets that he told Abbas he intends to have an ongoing dialogue with the PA chief, “with the hope of assisting in advancing relations and the hope for peace between two peoples living side by side.”

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