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Erekat travels to Washington ahead of Obama visit
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is travelling to Washington to discuss the Palestinian Authority's positions on the peace process with US officials. Erekat is accompanied by Muhammad Ashtiyeh.

 

The two will meet White House officials ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. They will highlight their preconditions for talks with Israel: a cessation of settlement construction and release of Palestinian prisoners. (Elior Levy)