Political Headlines March 21, 2013: President Barack Obama Meets Mahmoud Abbas, Reiterates Commitment to ‘Realizing the Vision of Two States’

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Obama Meets Abbas, Reiterates Commitment to ‘Realizing the Vision of Two States’

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-21-13

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One day after President Obama praised Israeli leaders and reaffirmed U.S. support for Israel, he spent the morning in the occupied West Bank, meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and other political leaders who are frustrated with the frozen peace process.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Abbas, Obama vowed that the United States remains “deeply committed to the creation of an independent sovereign state of Palestine” and as part of a two-state solution….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 20, 2013: President Barack Obama Arrives in Israel to Kick Off Middle East Tour

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

Obama Arrives in Israel to Kick Off Middle East Tour

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-20-13

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President Obama arrived in Israel Wednesday for his first presidential trip to the country.

Speaking at an airport ceremony in Tel Aviv, Obama, who is on a four-day tour of the Middle East, said he sees his visit to Israel “as an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations, to restate America’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security.”

“The United States is proud to stand with you as your strongest ally and your greatest friend,” the president said….READ MORE

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