News and analysis on the search for peace in Israel and Palestine.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Update: Abbas' Visit to the White House
An aide to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has identified May 28 as the date for the president's meeting with Barack Obama. Abbas is expected to ask Obama to pressure the Israelis to resume final status negotiations and halt settlement construction. Israeli PM Benajamin Netanyahu is also expected to meet Obama in Washington in late May.