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Abbas, Netanyahu have 'warm, friendly' conversation

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  • Palestinian leader telephoned new Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
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JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, and the two enjoyed a "warm and friendly" conversation, Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

During the talk, Netanyahu "recalled the cooperation between them -- and the talks that they held -- in the past, and noted that he intended to do so again in the future in order to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians," the statement said.

Abbas wished Netanyahu a Happy Passover, and agreed that both sides need to work toward peace.

-- CNN's Shira Medding contributed to this report.

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