Sara Netanyahu Tells Female Peace Activists: Demonstrate at Abbas’ Residence / Barak Ravid, Haaretz, Aug 12, 2015

The Women Wage Peace activists who are holding a hunger strike in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem should hold their vigil outside the home of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the prime minister’s wife Sara Netanyahu told activists in a private meeting a few days ago. “It is Abbas who is responsible for the stalled process,” Netanyahu said. “Let him work to renew negotiations instead of trying to promote boycotts of Israel.”

Women Wage Peace has been holding a hunger strike in front of Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence for the past month in alternating shifts, marking a year since the war in Gaza and demanding a renewal of the peace process. Members of the group said they were fasting to call on the cabinet and Knesset members to make a new initiative for negotiations with the Palestinians their top priority.

A few days ago, Women Wage Peace activists Dr. Rihab Abdul Halim, Lili Weisberger, Vardit Kaplan and Shelley Furman met privately for about two hours with Netanyahu at the prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem.

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