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  3/5/2014, Adar Bet 3, 5774

Obama Promised Netanyahu to Pressure Abbas, Says Official

U.S. President Barack Obama committed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu he would push the Palestinian Authority (PA) to match any Israeli concessions as he seeks to negotiate a framework for peace talks, AFP reported on Tuesday.

A senior Obama administration official told the news agency that the issue of the Israeli-PA peace talks was the dominant topic in the White House meeting between Obama and Netanyahu on Monday.