European Pressphoto Agency
About 300 Israeli students and youth leaders met Sunday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, standing center, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah for a conversation about the peace process. The students applauded Abbas when he insisted that there was no alternative to making peace. The Palestinian media described the event as part of his outreach to Israelis. His conciliatory tone also seemed to be intended as a way to keep up the pressure on the Israeli leadership for a peace accord.