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        5/27/2013, Sivan 18, 5773

      Peres: My Words were Coordinated with Netanyahu


      Following criticism of his speech on Sunday to the World Economic Forum in Jordan, in which he supported the two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict and called Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority a peace partner, President Shim'on Peres said his words were coordinated with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, according to a Monday-morning report by the Ma'ariv daily.

      Talking to Israeli reporters before the speech, Peres made it clear that the two discussed the speech on Friday. The Prime Minister's Office chose not to respond to the question of coordination between the two.