November 27, 2007

HE JUST KEEPS WINNING:

Israelis and Palestinians pledge to reach peace pact by end of 2008 (Steven Lee Myers and Helene Cooper, November 27, 2007, NY Times)

The Israeli and Palestinian leaders committed themselves Tuesday to negotiate a peace treaty by the end of 2008, setting themselves a deadline for ending a conflict that has endured for six decades.

President George W. Bush announced the agreement at the opening of an international gathering here at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he declared that a peace between Israelis and Palestinians was part of a broader struggle against extremism in the Middle East.

"We meet to lay the foundation for the establishment of a new nation: A democratic Palestinian state that will live side by side with Israel in peace and security," Bush said, appearing in the academy's Memorial Hall, flanked by the Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, and Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian authority.

"We meet to help bring an end to the violence that has been the true enemy of the aspirations of both the Israelis and Palestinians."

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2007 5:30 PM
Comments

You will note that Abbas was very specific in addressing the right of return.

I suspect President George P. Bush will be making the same statement in 2027.

Posted by: jim hamlen at November 28, 2007 1:33 AM

Yes, that's right around when Arabs will be a majority again.

Posted by: oj at November 28, 2007 7:18 AM
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