DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. September 30, 2016, 2:17 PM (IDT)
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, which was attended by world leaders. ”Long time, long time,” Abbas told Netanyahu and the prime minister's wife Sara, after shaking his hand before the start of the state ceremony. Welcoming Abbas, Netanyahu said of his attendance: “It's something that I appreciate very much on behalf of our people and on behalf of us.”
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