Trump Middle East: Palestinian leader invited to White House

US President Donald Trump has invited Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to visit the White House “very soon”.

He extended the offer in a phone call on Friday with the Palestinian Authority president, their first contact since Mr Trump took office.

Mr Trump hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February.

At that meeting, Mr Trump dropped a long-standing US commitment to a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Source: BBC