Israel and the Palestinian Authority are committed to achieving peace.

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Attorney Isaac Molho, the special envoy of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, met this evening (Saturday), 12 May 2012, in Ramallah with Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, and delivered to him a letter from the Prime Minister.

At the conclusion of the meeting the sides issued the following joint statement:

"Israel and the Palestinian Authority are committed to achieving peace and the sides hope that the exchange of letters between President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu will further this goal."