U.S. President Obama welcomes Palestinian President Abbas to the White House in Washington

 
U.S. President Obama welcomes Palestinian President Abbas to the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media while he welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (not shown) to the White House in Washington, June 9, 2010. Obama hosted Abbas at the White House on Wednesday seeking to ensure that fallout from Israel's Gaza flotilla raid does not derail fragile U.S.-led peace efforts. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)