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Israeli PM Netanyahu, Egyptian President Mubarak, Palestinian Authority President Abbas--May White House visits

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WASHINGTON--President Obama makes a major personal diplomacy investment in Middle East peace, inviting key players to the White House in the coming weeks.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu arrives on May 18; Egyptian President Mubarak comes on May 26 and Palestinian Authority President Abbas has a May 28 date.

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Statement by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

The President looks forward to welcoming key partners in the effort to achieve a comprehensive peace in the Middle East to the White House later this month. Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel will visit on May 18, President Mubarak of Egypt will visit on May 26, and President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority will visit on May 28. With each of them, the President will discuss ways the United States can strengthen and deepen our partnerships, as well as the steps all parties should take to help achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians and between Israel and the Arab states.

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The people of Egypt are pursuing the long recognized process that a society does when the general public feels powerless, impoverished, and hopeless. The selfishness of Mubarak is unbelievable. He now talks about caring about the people that he has kept close to hunger, with no rights, and the ability to pursue a future. Given the appropriate leadership, this country was located in an environment that may have been has economically and socially successful as any EU country.

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