WATCH: Former Israeli PM praises Abbas as ‘man of peace’ at joint conference, slammed by Netanyahu

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in New York. Olmert was slammed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu among many other Israeli politicians for meeting with Abbas and holding a joint press conference.

“He is a man of peace. He is opposed to terror. He is the only partner that we can deal with,” Olmert said about the PA leader while sitting next to Abbas.