Thursday, March 21, 2013

President Obama's Trip To The Middle East -- News Roundup March 21, 2013

US President Barack Obama and his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, at the Muqata presidential compound in the Ramallah, West Bank. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters

Obama Says Palestinians "Deserve" A State But Must Negotiate With Israel To Get It -- USA Today

RAMALLAH, West Bank – President Obama said Palestinians "deserve an end to occupation" and an "independent state of their own," during a visit Thursday to a territory that Palestinians want as a nation.

Following a two-hour visit with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Obama's asserted that the borders for a Palestinian the state can only be settled through negotiations with Israel and that protect the national security of the Jewish state.

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More News On President Obama's Trip To The Middle East

Obama condemns new Israeli settlements - live updates -- The Guardian
Gaza militants fire rockets as Obama meets Abbas in Ramallah -- The Telegraph
Rockets hit Sderot as Obama visits Israel -- YNet News
Obama pushes for Mideast peace talks to resume -- CBS/AP
Obama says US backs independent Palestinian state -- BBC
Obama urges Palestinians to return to peace talks -- Reuters
Meeting Abbas, Obama Says a 2-State Deal Is ‘Still Possible’ -- New York Times
Obama urges Palestinians to resume peace talks with Israel despite settlement activity -- Washington Post
Obama Urges Israel, Palestinians to Talk, Set Aside Disputes -- Voice of America
Obama backs talks for Middle East peace -- Al Jazeera
Obama Meets Abbas in West Bank -- Wall Street Journal
Obama, Abbas Discuss Obstacles To Middle East Peace -- Radio Free Europe
'Not welcome': Disappointment greets Obama on West Bank visit -- NBC
Palestinians protest Obama visit: We want RPGs, not CIA collaboration -- Haaretz
Israel's Peres believes Obama will order attack on Iran if necessary -- FOX News
Obama's Beast can beat bugs but it's not fuel-proof
-- The Australian

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