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Obama visit could see three-way summit: Israel minister

Published on Feb 10, 2013 1:03 AM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and Barack Obama could hold a three-way summit during the US president's upcoming visit, Israel's deputy foreign minister said on Saturday.

"During the visit of President Obama, a three-way summit could take place or even four-way with King Abdullah II of Jordan," Danny Ayalon said, quoted by Israeli army radio.

"I think preparations are already underway for a summit meeting between Obama, Netanyahu, Abu Mazen (Abbas) and perhaps Jordan's King Abdullah, who the Americans want to boost," Mr Ayalon said, without giving details.

Peace activists, meanwhile, have launched a Facebook page to press for Mr Obama to give a speech at Tel Aviv's Yitzhak Rabin Square, named after Israel's former premier at the site where he was gunned down in 1995 by a Jewish extremist.

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