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  9/26/2011, Elul 27, 5771

Peres Calls on Abbas to Resume Talks

President Shimon Peres called, Monday, on Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority to resume negotiations with Israel. Addressing a New Year's toast for members of the diplomatic corps from more than 60 countries, Peres referred to Abu-Mazen as someone he respects and the best leader Israel can work with.

Peres said the reality of the region was never so dangerous, yet peace was so possible.