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  • President Barack Obama listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 17, 2014. President Barack Obama said a Mideast peace solution remains elusive but he's hoping to see progress in coming days and weeks. Obama spoke as he sat down Monday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the path forward.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Abbas tells Obama window for Israel peace deal is closing

    President Obama pushed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday for a breakthrough in the peace process, saying all sides know what sacrifices need to be made as they hurtle toward a U.S.-imposed April deadline for concrete progress.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 21, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are seen during a meeting in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Obama, Abbas to meet Monday morning regarding peace talks

    President Obama will sit down with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Monday morning, a key meeting that comes just weeks before a U.S.-imposed April deadline to complete a framework for peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • **FILE** Israeli police headquarters is seen in the E-1 construction site near the West bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim on the eastern outskirts of Jerusalem on Dec. 2, 2012. (Associated Press)

    U.S. to demand partial Israeli settlement freeze: report

    The United States is poised to demand Israel freeze part of its disputed settlement activity as part of the framework peace deal being forged by Secretary of State John Kerry, an Army Radio report said on Wednesday.

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, top left, and Israeli Labor party lawmaker Hilik Bar, top second left, arrive for a meeting with a delegation of mostly Israeli university students and activists in dovish political parties, at his compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014. Abbas said that he does not want to "drown Israel with millions of (Palestinian) refugees to change its nature." Abbas' comment Sunday was his most conciliatory yet on the fate of Palestinian refugees who were uprooted from homes in what is now Israel, including in the 1948 war over Israel's creation. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Abbas signals flexibility on Palestinian refugees

    The Palestinian president on Sunday reassured a group of young Israeli activists visiting his West Bank compound that he has no intention of flooding Israel with Palestinian refugees - his most ambitious attempt yet to directly influence Israeli public opinion over the heads of a largely hard-line Israeli leadership.

  • **FILE** Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas enters his car after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Sept. 12, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Palestinians give Israelis 4 years to leave, citing 'red line' for peace

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent out a list of "red line" requirements for a peace deal with Israel, preempting an American-forged agreement that was supposed to take shape in the next few weeks.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014. America's top diplomat is trying to nudge Israel and the Palestinians closer to signing an accord, setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel. Kerry said Saturday that progress is being made, yet key hurdles are yet to be overcome. Kerry's talks on Sunday with Jordan's King Abdullah II and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah are likely to also touch on the war in Syria, rising violence in Iraq, and Iran's nuclear program. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

    Israeli hardliners object to Kerry pressure

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu's hardline coalition partners on Sunday stepped up pressure on the Israeli prime minister, threatening to topple the government if he caves in to American pressure to accept a key Palestinian territorial demand in U.S.-backed peace talks.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Kerry is on his 10th visit to the region to try to craft a peace treaty that would create a Palestinian state alongside Israel. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

    Kerry meets with Palestinian President Abbas on peace pact

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting for the second time in two days with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, trying to nudge him and the Israeli leader closer to a peace pact that would establish a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

  • ** FILE ** Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the King Hussein Convention Center at the Dead Sea in Jordan on Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jim Young, Pool)

    Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas vows not one Israeli 'on our lands'

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said to a group of reporters in Egypt on Tuesday that any peace plan with Israel would have to include this concession: Israelis would be forever banned from Palestinian properties.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Mr. Netanyahu urged his skeptical coalition partners Sunday to agree to free Palestinian prisoners as part of U.S efforts to resume peace talks, calling the deal a "tough decision" that he took for the good of the country. (AP Photo/Ronen Zvulun, Pool)

    Israel agrees to free 104 Palestinian prisoners

    The Israeli Cabinet approved the release of 104 long-held Palestinian prisoners Sunday, clearing a hurdle toward a possible resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks after five years of paralysis.

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