By Anshel Pfeffer, June 17, 2010
What did Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas say to Barack Obama last week in the Oval Office? Did he indeed express the view that the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip should be allowed to stay in place, as some reports maintain? Or did he say no such thing, as his aides quickly rushed to claim?
The White House has yet to confirm either version but, judging from the way the report was greeted in Palestinian circles, few believe the denials.