Following last week's U.N. vote recognizing the state of Palestine, King Abdullah II of Jordan met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday. Jordan has a peace agreement with Israel, giving the visit additional importance.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank
Abbas and the king are political allies, and last met Sunday in Jordan, during one of the Palestinian leader's frequent stops in the neighboring kingdom. But Thursday's visit was just the third time the king has visited the West Bank, and the first time in more than a year.
The king received a red carpet welcome with military honors at Abbas' government compound in the West Bank after landing in a helicopter Thursday morning.