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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas on Friday to wish him “Happy Eid a-Ftir, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Israeli media tried to make the most out of the phone call, looking for all kinds of signs that Netanyahu and Abbes secretly have been speaking with each other towards another attempt to allow the United States to believe they are interested in the “peace process.”


Considering the Palestinian Authority’s insistence on trying to bring Israel before the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges, there really is not much to talk about, except to say “hi” on a holiday.

The office of the Prime Minister reported:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today ([Friday] spoke with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and wished him a happy Eid al-Fitr.

The Prime Minister told the PA Chairman that the citizens of Israel want peace and added that Israel would continue to act toward regional stability.

The Ma’an News Agency, based in Bethlehem and considered close to Abbas, noted that the last time Netanyahu spoke with Abbas was in June 2104, after Hamas terrorists in the Hebron area kidnapped three yeshiva youth, who nearly three weeks later were found murdered.

The Prime Minister had asked Abbes for help in finding the teenagers and the terrorists.

Since then, Palestinian Authority terrorism has sharply escalated.

Last week, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) said it had arrested terrorists who killed a 70-year-old Israeli farmer. One of them was a member of the Palestinian Authority Force 17.

Next year at the end of Ramadan, if Netanyahu and Abbas remain in their current positions. maybe they will talk to each other.

And maybe not.


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Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


  1. How fruit cakey! One candle for Abu and one for Mahmoud. Eleven years by two is five and one half – that’s just 18 months overun – if a bent accountant does the arithmetic. That so! Mr Mazen-Abbas?

  2. any palestinians hopes for anything from isreal lie in these words we accept your right to exist we want to live with you in peace side by side please help us out only when they come with hat in hand will a good deal come for them to be citizens of isreal and or possibly a small lot of land

  3. Do violent young racists such as those of the Confederate flag locale’, and violent young terrorists as seen all over the world, and violent young gangsters such as ‘what “they” have that justifies me’……have the same vision of a ‘warrior culture’? Is there a basic coincidence, similar and comparable, of a ‘coming of age story’ element to their violent intents: ‘proof’, ‘dedication’, ‘commitment’, ‘manhood’, manhood-standards as acceptance norms, along with ‘heritage’ and ‘self defense’ (within each locale’) ?

  4. (I told you you would forget this…–>>): Accepting Israel the Jewish Nation as an American political wedge issue alienates half of the United States in support of Israel- A shortsightedness, even only demographically, that defends American mico-vanity and degrades Israel’s claim of self-defense.

  5. Lots and lots of ‘needy’ or impoverished surrounding Israeli boarders and everywhere in the Israeli locale’, yea? Funny if theses wars themselves were more of a poverty issue than a religious revenge one, yea? but that would require humanizing your enemy- and ya can only too sadly tell from all the group think masking as intelligence, power or self defense and heavy on the blame game- currently being documented as ‘colloquialisms’ are in ‘No Goddamn Mood’ to humanize anything that’s not in hobnail step- – to the unfortunate degrade of Israel’s own claims of ‘self defense’. This is a current failure of the Israeli State, and of many non-Israeli individuals…

  6. KKK “Heritage”? A rereading of the second stanza of the 14th amendment is the original justification of what was and has been an unregulated militia.
    Speaking of the Confederate Flag locale, looking at the city map of the church arson-s: interesting how many ‘college towns’ have had churches burned?

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