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Cameron tells Abbas Middle East peace is 'certainly possible'

David Cameron has told the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas that peace in the Middle East "is certainly possible". He also met peace envoy Tony Blair on the second day of his trip to the region.

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PM to meet Abbas and Blair in Middle East peace push

David Cameron is meeting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas today on the second day of a trip to the Middle East designed to bolster efforts to rekindle the stalled peace process.

David Cameron will meet Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas today Credit: PA

Mr Cameron will also hold talks with one of his predecessors, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, to discuss progress on peace talks. Mr Blair is the European peace envoy of "the Quartet" of the United Nations, the EU, the US and Russia.

They are expected to meet for 20 minutes in East Jerusalem to discuss Mr Blair's Palestinian economic initiative, which aims to promote growth in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The Prime Minister's appeal yesterday for Israelis and Palestinians to embrace a vision of lasting peace in the region was undermined by a barrage of more than 30 rockets fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza into the south of Israel.

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