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George Bush and Ehud Olmert try to bolster Palestinian leader

President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sought to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, calling him the only true Palestinian leader.

Bush and Olmert, in a meeting at the White House, both spoke positively of new meetings between Abbas and the Israelis.

"I'm going to make every possible effort to cooperate with him," the prime minister said. Bush called Abbas "the president of all the Palestinians" and "a voice for moderation."