White House Pledges $50 Million in Aid to Palestinians

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President Bush speaks during a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

President Bush speaks during a joint news conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Reuters hide caption

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with President Bush at the White House in a bid to bolster relations with the United States and advance the peace process with Israel. Abbas came away from the meeting with a U.S. pledge of $50 million in aid for the Palestinian Authority.

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