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In their first meeting since he won the Labor leadership race, Isaac Herzog on Thursday criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for sparring with the US and said he should work to improve ties with the White House.
Herzog, who won beat former leader Shelly Yacimovich to win the Labor race last week, informed Netanyahu that he intends to meet soon in Ramallah with
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the invitation of the
"I made clear to the prime
minister that he should no longer delay deciding the Palestinian issue
and if he chooses to make history Labor under me will give him the
necessary support," Herzog said.
Thursday's meeting between Netanyahu and Herzog was the first briefing that the the Prime Minister gave to the new Labor leader.
The prime minister must brief the opposition leader on security issues monthly by law. Netanyahu and Herzog spoke on Iran and the peace process with the Palestinians.