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Palestinians frustrated by lack of follow-up after Biden visit

US President Joe Biden's one-hour meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas failed to achieve any lasting meaning.
(L to R) US President Joe Biden and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shake hands.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — US President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East failed to bring about any positive proposals for the Palestinians, and it was only limited to a one-hour meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on July 15.

Since coming to office in January 2021, Biden has yet to offer tangible political support to the Palestinians, be it by resuming the political process with the Israeli side or by delivering on the promises he had previously announced to reopen the US Consulate in east Jerusalem and reopen the PLO office in Washington.

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