Olmert and Abbas meet in J'lem; touted to discuss settlements, roadblocks

Palestinian Authority President Abbas arrived at the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon, for the latest in a series of sessions meant to push forward peace talks. Abbas planned to press Israel on Jewish settlements and military roadblocks in the West Bank on Monday, a Palestinian official said, two issues given prominent mention by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her latest diplomatic mission in the region.