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Herzog-Abbas Accord Distorted by Press

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas. (photo credit:Ran Aharon)

Gershon Baskin believes that the parties started their discussions prior to the decision to go to elections and continued during the campaign. When the agreement was reached, Abbas wanted to make it public, but Herzog refused. Herzog explained that his campaign managers and PR advisors anticipated a negative effect on his electability. read more