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  7/31/2011, Tammuz 29, 5771

PM's Ramadan Message Includes New Call for PA Talks

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu posted a greeting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on You Tube on Sunday.

Addressing Israel's Muslim citizens and Muslims around the world, Netanyahu called on Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority to return to diplomatic talks with no preconditions. Referring to the "Arab Spring," the prime minister expressed his hope for a democratic Middle East and said that Israelis, who recognize the taste of democracy, can serve as a beacon to area residents who aspire to freedom.