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  6/26/2014, Sivan 28, 5774

President-Elect Rivlin 'Ready to Meet Abbas'

President-elect Reuven Rivlin, who opposes the creation of a Palestinian Authority state, has said he is willing to meet Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas, according to a Thursday report by the Yediot Ahronot daily.

The newspaper quoted Rivlin as saying, "I met with Abu Mazen (Abbas) in the past on a number of occasions and I will also meet with him in the future." 'We both realize that direct dialogue is the condition for our Middle East to be a safe place,' said Rivlin.