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Obama to meet with Abbas at White House next month

By Scott Wilson
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with President Obama on June 9 at the White House, the administration announced Thursday evening.

Abbas will arrive eight days after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets with Obama at the White House, hoping to move on from a stormy patch in U.S.-Israeli relations.

Obama is working to translate so-called proximity talks between Israelis and Palestinians into direct peace negotiations, which he wants to conclude with the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

In a statement, the White House said that Obama's meeting with Abbas would review "progress so far in Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks, and how the United States can work with the parties to transition to direct talks."

"They will also discuss our continuing effort to work cooperatively to develop the institutions that can advance the aspirations of the Palestinian people, and support the establishment of a Palestinian state," the statement said.

By Scott Wilson  |  May 27, 2010; 7:38 PM ET
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Comments

Abba was a great group back in the 70's, but I didn't know they were still together. Hope the President enjoys his meeting with them.

Posted by: RealTexan1 | May 28, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

What about our southern borders?

Why isn't this freak defending and securing our borders?

My protection is being held hostage - for Obama's demand for "immigration reform" - amensty.

Thing is - it's NOT FOR SALE. and this is HIS FREAKING JOB.

Posted by: joesmithdefend | May 28, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Barry's very first international phone call on his inauguration day was to Abbas the Palestinian.

Before speaking with any American ally, Barry the incompetent boob Obama conversed with Abbas.

Posted by: screwjob15 | May 27, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

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