Abbas urged not to dismiss Netanyahus invitation

Saudi Arabian-based media has appealed to Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas not to dismiss the invitation extended by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for him to address the Knesset.Netanyahus appeal to Abbas, one of several he has made to the PA chairman, came at his speech at the UN General Assembly last week.An editorial published on September 25 by the Saudi English-language daily Saudi Gazette and quoted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) said that Netanyahu’s invitation was reminiscent of the one extended by then-prime minister Menachem Begin to Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to visit Israel.This eventually led to the signing of the Camp David agreement, which “for all its shortcomings… demonstrated that negotiations with Israel were possible,” said the editorial, which also mentioned the visit of then-U.S. president Bill Clinton to the PA in 1998, which led to the amendment of the PLO charter and eventually to the holding of the Camp David summit between in 2000.These two examples, the Saudi newspaper said, showed that diplomatic visits on that level could change the course of history.


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