Obama to meet with Netanyahu, Abbas

September 19, 2009 3:25:29 PM PDT
The White House says President Barack Obama will host a meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says the three-way meeting will take place after Obama meets separately with each of the two leaders.

All the meetings will take place Tuesday in an effort to lay the groundwork for renewed negotiations.

Special Envoy George Mitchell says it is another sign of Obama's commitment to comprehensive peace. The meetings will take place in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

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