Olmert meets Jordanian king

Ehud Olmert held unannounced talks on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process with Jordan’s King Abdullah.

The Israeli prime minister flew to Jordan Wednesday to meet Abdullah, a key patron of efforts to bolster Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Israeli media quoted Abdullah as urging Olmert to ensure that his negotiations with Abbas lead to an accord on Palestinian statehood before President Bush leaves office at year’s end.

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