Obama to chair Bibi-Abbas meeting

President Barack Obama will moderate a meeting at the United Nations between Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli President Shimon Peres said.

“Yes, I think they will meet at the end of September,” Peres said of the Israeli prime minister and the Palestinian Authority president during an interview with Fox News. “President Obama will chair it, and I think that at least there is a chance that they will decide they are going to reopen negotiations. But that will not include Hamas.”  — jta