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After visit to Israel, Obama faces Palestinian discontent

Publié par Clifford Armion le 21/03/2013

Steve Holland and Ali Sawafta

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - After an effusive welcome in Israel, President Barack Obama traveled to the occupied West Bank on Thursday for talks with Palestinian leaders who accuse him of sidelining their dream of statehood.
Obama flew by helicopter to the Palestinian government headquarters in Ramallah, where disillusioned Palestinians held out little hope that their moment in the U.S. presidential spotlight would help revive a long-dormant peace process.
Some 150 Palestinian demonstrators gathered in Ramallah to protest against Obama's visit. They were held back by mass ranks of police who prevented them from nearing President Mahmoud Abbas's compound, where the aircraft landed.
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"After visit to Israel, Obama faces Palestinian discontent", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 30/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/after-visit-to-israel-obama-faces-palestinian-discontent