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        5/16/2013, Sivan 7, 5773

      Yachimovich Updates Peres on Meeting with Abbas


      Labor Chairwoman Shelly Yachimovich met President Peres Thursday and updated him on her recent meeting with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

      During the meeting they also discussed Israel's poverty rating, "The austerity measures of the Treasury threaten to drive more and more Israelis under the poverty line. Coping with this challenge must be first on our national agenda," said Yachimovich.