PM, Abbas to discuss humanitarian issues next week

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas are to meet next week for their second summit in four weeks, but their talks will focus on humanitarian matters rather than the core issues of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute, Olmert spokeswoman Miri Eisin said Tuesday. "We expect them to meet next week, although an exact date has yet to be set," Eisin said. "It's important to keep up with these meetings in order to keep open the channel of communiciation."