**FILE** President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speak to reporters during their joint news conference at the Muqata President Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speak to reporters during their joint news conference at the Muqata President Compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 21, 2013. (Associated Press)