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New call on Israel to halt settlements

Israeli settlements are expected to be high on the agenda as Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and US President Barack Obama meet at the White House.

It follows a blunt demand from Washington for Israel to halt the expansion of Jewish settlements that has been rejected by Israel's government.

Jeremy Bowen reports.


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