Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has held his first official meeting with a senior Israeli in more than a decade.
Defence Minister Benny Gantz said the President travelled to Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, on Sunday night to discuss security, civilian and economic issues.
He told Mr. Abbas that Israel would seek to strengthen the Palestinian economy.
US President Joe Biden wants both sides to repair relations that have deteriorated since the last round of direct peace talks collapsed in 2014.
At the White House on Friday, he urged Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to take “steps to improve the lives of Palestinians and support greater economic opportunities for them”. END