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  12/26/2012, Tevet 13, 5773

Galon: Call Abbas 'President of Palestine'

MK Zehava Galon, head of the far-left Meretz party, said Wednesday that Israelis must start referring to Mahmoud Abbas as "President of Palestine" rather than as the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority. She advised readers of her Facebook page to refer to Abbas as PA Chairman "if you view UN resolutions (like the resolution regarding the establishment of the state of Israel, for example) as irrelevant."
Galon plans to meet with Abbas on Thursday to discuss her party's diplomatic platform. She mentioned in her Facebook post that she plans to tell him that many Israelis view Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria as "disastrous."