Mid-East: Obama and Netanyahu to hold Washington talks

US President Barack Obama is to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington shortly amid sharp differences on the way forward for the Middle East peace process.

Mr Obama has said a future Palestinian state must be based on the borders that existed prior to the 1967 war.

He said "mutually agreed swaps" would help create "a viable Palestine, and a secure Israel".

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