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New call on Israel to halt settlements

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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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