US President Barack Obama speaks followi


US President Barack Obama speaks followi

US President Barack Obama speaks following a bilateral meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah May 17, 2011 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama King Abdullah II, kicking off a week of intense Middle East diplomacy at a moment of deep pessimism over prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Abdullah will be expected to warn in the Oval Office talks that time is running out for an effort to narrow Israeli-Palestinian divides and to stress that Obama’s continued attention to the issue is vital. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)