Abbas: Ready to meet Obama
Mahmoud Abbas said he hopes to meet Barack Obama soon.
Abbas told reporters that he hopes Obama will be more sympathetic to the Palestinian cause than his predecessors in the White House.
In response to a question from an Israeli reporter, Abbas said it would be up to Obama to decide whether to talk to leaders of Hamas.
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