April 21st, 2009
03:01 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama invites Mideast leaders to White House

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama has invited key leaders in the Middle East to Washington in the coming weeks for consultations on the peace process, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.

Obama wants to meet separately with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Gibbs told reporters.

Dates for the visits are still being worked out, he said.

Obama met with Jordan's King Abdullah II Tuesday.

Filed under: Middle East • President Obama
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Tulsa

    Yet another step in the right direction.
    Good work Mr. President.

    April 21, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  2. Chi Town

    Hope he takes his back meds before they get here... that's a lot of bowing.

    April 21, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Mississippi Mike

    This is all a cover to get the leader of the Palestinians in his office. He doesn't care about Egypt, Jordan or Israel, he only cares about helping Palestine achieve its objective of taking Jerusalem back.

    April 21, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  4. Shari, NY

    Pres. Obama is smart to meet with them separately. This reminds of Catholic pre-marriage counselling. The priest talks to the would be bride and groom separately to get their views on, e.g. child rearing. If one says he is for and the other is against, this gives the priest an indication that trouble is brewing before they enter into this holy bond. Just my thoughts.

    April 21, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Romney was quick topen his mouth earlier. The President's foreign policy is going just fine. There's no Obama Doctrine. At least he's restoring our tarnished image.

    April 21, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  6. Mari( maybe one of my comments will be posted)

    The nay sayers and constant critics on the far-right will complain, but I am glad that our president is reaching our to both friend and foe.

    The ONLY way to beat Islamic terrorists is to win over the hearts and minds of the people of the Middle East.

    Gandhi a man who fire not one shot, and changed his country, said,

    "We must be the change we want to see in the world."

    Bush's arrogance, wars and name calling ONLY served to HELP recruit more ........... terrorists!

    April 21, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  7. Willy Brown

    Bowing down to his Masters.

    April 21, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  8. Impeach the Fascists

    Don't forget to bow.

    April 21, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |