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        12/6/2012, Kislev 22, 5773

      Peres Defends Abbas, UN Move


      Chairman  Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority is still a "serious partner" for peace despite his successful bid for non-member state status at the United Nations last week, President Shimon Peres told Agence France Presse in an exclusive interview on Thursday. Responding to the week-old UN vote and the Quartet of Middle East broker nations, Peres said, "We have to ask ourselves what to do now. I think the Quartet should return as a negotiating body."

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