Zionist Union MK meets with Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas. Credit: State Department.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Member of Knesset Zoher Behalul (Zionist Union) met Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. 

Abbas told Behalul that he was still committed to the two-state solution, but claimed that the Israeli government was at fault for the lack of peace talks. 

“Israel has neglected the diplomatic process and instead prefers frozen negotiations,” Abbas said.

Behalul said the Zionist Union political party—a merger of the Labor and Hatnuah parties ahead of March’s Israeli Knesset election—was also dedicated to the two-state solution, and that it would work hard to bring about a resumption of the peace process.

Posted on June 24, 2015 .