Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Bush To Focus on Mid-East Peace
The US Secretary of State says President George Bush has decided to make ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict one of his highest priorities. The current moves to re-start talks were the most serious effort to resolve the conflict in many years. Ms. Rice is in the West Bank, where she has been trying to salvage a peace conference planned for next month. The Palestinians have warned that if no tightly worded text is agreed on which to base talks, they will not attend. The Israelis say they do not believe an agreed text is necessary.