Palestinians seek Arab consultation on Obama speech

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Posted: May 21, 2011 4:18 PM
Palestinians seek Arab consultation on Obama speech

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked the Arab League Saturday to convene a discussion of President Barack Obama's vision for peace with Israel, a Palestinian official said.

The meeting would likely take place at month's end, the official said. Abbas has previously consulted with the Arab League on crafting Palestinian strategy vis-a-vis Israel, with which negotiations have been stalled since last year.

(Reporting by Ali Sawafta)