Livni speaks with Abbas, lauds his stance on Mashaal statement

Hatnua Chairwoman Tzipi Livni lauded Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' criticism of Hamas Politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal's assertion that Hamas will never recognize Israel.


In a phone conversation with Abbas Livni stressed the importance of the message, which she said reafirms the public's hope for peace. In the conversation Abbas stated that he will insist that Hamas accept the two-state solution during the talks over a reconciliation agreement. ( Moran Azulay)