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Abbas reaches out after Israeli vote

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president wants to meet with newly elected Israeli Parliament members to lay out his views on peace, hoping a political surge of centrists will provide an opening to resume long-stalled negotiations on a Palestinian state, a senior aide said Thursday.

President Mahmoud Abbas’s main target appears to be Yair Lapid, leader of the moderate Yesh Atid party, who is expected to be influential in setting the priorities of the next government.

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