Binyamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, met this week with activists from “Woman Making Peace,” Channel 10 reported, in the wake of a month-long protest by the group outside of the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem.
Responding to the protestors’ call on Prime Minister Netanyahu to resume the peace process with the Palestinians, his wife blamed Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas for the stalemate, telling the activists to camp outside of his home in Ramallah.
The protest, entitled “Fasting with them,” began outside the Prime Minister’s Residence a month ago to mark the one year anniversary of Operation Protective Edge.
“Woman Making Peace” called on the government to prioritize negotiations with the PA, in the hopes of achieving a peace agreement.
At the two-hour meeting between Sara Netanyahu and the activists, Netanyahu claimed her husband “is constantly working for peace and the security of our people.”
“He, and everyone else in our family, wants peace, security, prosperity and welfare for all citizens of Israel more than anything else,” the Prime Minister’s wife added.
Netanyahu suggested the activists take their peace protest to the homes of PA leaders and urge them to focus on negotiations instead of promoting boycotts of the Jewish state.
“I would be happy if Abu Mazen (Abbas – ed.) came to our home in Jerusalem in order to speak to my husband about how to ensure peace and security for both peoples. In the past, we hosted him quite warmly,” Netanyahu told the activists.