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President Obama speaks during in a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the Muqata Presidential Compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah on March 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

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U.S. President Barack 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, Thursday, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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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)

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** FILE ** Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (Associated Press)

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Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat says politicians are making a mistake to ignore the Palestinian issue: “Ignoring facts doesn’t mean they don’t exist.” (Associated Press)

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**FILE** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice (center), listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks Nov. 29, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state at the United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice (center), listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks Nov. 29, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state at the United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice (center), listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks Nov. 29, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state at the United Nations headquarters. (Associated Press)

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King Abdullah II of Jordan (center) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (left) walk past honor guards prior to their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2012. Jordan’s King Abdullah II has begun a brief visit to the West Bank in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ successful bid for U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine. (Associated Press)

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King Abdullah II of Jordan (center) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (left) walk past honor guards prior to their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Dec. 6, 2012. Jordan’s King Abdullah II has begun a brief visit to the West Bank in support of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ successful bid for U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine. (Associated Press)

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Palestinians hold pictures of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as they celebrate their successful bid to win U.N. observer recognition, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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Palestinians hold pictures of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as they celebrate their successful bid to win U.N. observer recognition, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gestures as he embraces the United States Ambassador Susan Rice after speaking during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state in the United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gestures as he embraces the United States Ambassador Susan Rice after speaking during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state in the United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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A Palestinian woman walks past graffiti depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Palestinian officials say Arafat's remains will be exhumed on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, to enable foreign experts to take samples as part of a probe into his death. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at U.N. headquarters on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right, shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at U.N. headquarters Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, right, shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at U.N. headquarters Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Palestinian workers stand in front of the mausoleum of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed from his grave on Tuesday so international forensic experts could search for additional clues to his death, Palestinian officials said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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Palestinian workers stand in front of the mausoleum of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. The remains of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat were exhumed from his grave on Tuesday so international forensic experts could search for additional clues to his death, Palestinian officials said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)