13.06.2011 11.Siwan, 5771
Abbas says prefers talks with Israel over UN vote on Palestinian state
Abbas tells a meeting with delegation of the Socialist International that his 'first, third and second priorities' are negotiations, but that all attempts to talk to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have failed.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared over the weekend in Ramallah that he prefers returning to negotiations with Israel over demanding that the United Nations vote on recognizing a Palestinian state.
Abbas was participating in a meeting with a delegation from the Socialist International on Saturday, at which the organization's secretary general, Luis Ayala, was present. Also present were Hilik Bar, secretary general of Israel's Labor Party, and Dror Morag, Meretz's secretary general….