Palestinians back Abbas on Washington visit

Mar 17, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at a press conference during British Prime Minister David Cameron's official visit on March 13, 2014 in Bethlehem, West Bank.
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The Palestinian leader is visiting the U.S. capital to discuss stalled peace talks with Israel. Rallies broke out Monday in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in support of Abbas -- and against perceived American pressure to extend peace negotiations with Israel.
Background
Kerry urges Abbas to make 'tough decisions' on peace [Reuters]
Obama's Middle East fallacy [Washington Post]

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