You're just nominated secretary of State of the U.S. Who you gonna call first? PA Mahmoud Abbas!HT: AstuteBloggers.(CA).
RAMALLAH: Newly sworn-in US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday and said they should meet on peace efforts, a presidential spokesman said.Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told the official Palestinian news agency Wafa that the two discussed "the necessity to hold meetings in the near future to talk about a number of issues which help maintain the peace process."
According to Wafa, Kerry assured Abbas that "US President Barack Obama cares about the peace process and supports efforts related to it," and that the US administration was aware of the Palestinians' current financial crisis.
It was the first high-level contact between Obama's new administration and the Palestinian government.
Kerry met with Abbas several times while serving as chairman of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee.
Last week, in his confirmation hearings, Kerry hinted of new proposals to restart direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, stalled for more than two years.
"We need to try to find a way forward, and I happen to believe that there is a way forward," he said.
"But I also believe that if we can't be successful that the door, or window, or whatever you want to call it, to the possibility of a two-state solution could shut on everybody and that would be disastrous in my judgment."Hmmmm.....The most Anti - Israel Admin evah.Read the full story here.
Hmmm...Flashback : Palestinian officials on the West Bank bragged that Obama called Abbas first.
According to a story in Agence France Presse on Jan. 21, 2009, Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted Obama as saying, "This is my first phone call to a foreign leader and I'm making it only hours after I took office."
The spokesman said Obama vowed "to work with him (Abbas) as partners to establish a durable peace in the region" and that he (Obama) "would deploy every possible effort to achieve peace as quickly as possible."
Kerry: I Will Implement 'President Obama's Vision For The World'. .......'Truly 'HIS MASTERS VOICE'.