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  3/17/2014, Adar Bet 15, 5774

Obama Tells Abbas 'Risks for Peace' are Needed


US President Barack Obama on Monday told Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas that both he and Israeli leaders must make tough political decisions and take "risks" for peace. Meeting Obama at the White House, Abbas said that Israel's release of the fourth batch of terrorists by March 29 would show how serious Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was about extending peace talks. "As I said to Prime Minister Netanyahu when he was here just a few weeks ago, I believe that now is the time... to embrace this opportunity," Obama said as he met Abbas in the Oval Office.