Obama to meet Olmert, Abbas

Obama's visit to Israel began just hours after second bulldozer incident on a busy Jerusalem street near the hotel where the candidate will be staying.

Obama to meet Olmert, Abbas
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama arrived in Israel on Tuesday for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Obama's visit to Israel began just hours after second bulldozer incident on a busy Jerusalem street near the hotel where the candidate will be staying.

Obama will meet Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem, and will travel to the occupied West Bank where he will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Obama expressed his wish to reinforce the "historic special relationship between the United States and Israel."

Speaking in the Jordanian capital Amman earlier, Obama, "pledged" to start working for a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks from his first day in office.

He said it was unrealistic to expect a U.S. president to "suddenly snap his fingers and bring about peace".

Reuters
Last Mod: 23 Temmuz 2008, 08:26
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