Friday, September 30, 2016

Abbas & Netanyahu exchange historic handshake at Peres funeral

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the funeral of former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on Friday.

Abbas greeted Netanyahu and his wife in the surprise move filmed and photographed by surrounding funeral attendees.

Netanyahu, leader of the Likud party, had not met Abbas face-to-face in six years and acknowledged the significance of his attendance, saying: "It's something that I appreciate very much on behalf of our people and on behalf of us." ....