Abbas tells UN unity gov't will recognize Israel

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 22, 2006 05:12




Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN General Assembly that the planned national unity government would recognize Israel. Abbas told the assembly's annual ministerial meeting Thursday that he has recently sought to establish a government of national unity "that is consistent with international and Arab legitimacy and that responds to the demands of the key parties promoting Mideast peace - recognition, ending violence and honoring past agreements."


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