Palestinians visit Israel's parliament for the first time ever
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Palestinian officials visited Israel's parliament for the first time ever on Wednesday to meet their Israeli counterparts, as the two sides moved toward peace negotiations.
The Knesset raised the Palestinian flag during a meeting among MPs, officials and businessmen from both sides, an AFP correspondent said.
"The meeting, which was attended by us on behalf of president Mahmud Abbas, was positive," said the head of the Palestinian delegation and member Abbas's Fatah party Mohammed al-Madani.
"We talked about how to make the peace process succeed, and about the Arab initiative and the dangers of the process collapsing," he told AFP.