Monday, May 19, 2008


SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt : US President George W. Bush on Saturday pledged to Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas his determination to help achieve the "dream" of a Palestinian state, despite stagnant peace talks.

President Abbas, who met Bush in Egypt to brief him on the state of talks with Israel, said he was working "seriously and very aggressively with the hope that we will be able to achieve this objective before the end of the year."

However, Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said the fact that despite US pledges to help broker a deal by the end of Bush's term in January, all final status issues remain unresolved, saying "time is running out."

"What we are looking for is not just a definition of a state, we need to start implementing an agreement leading to a state," Abu Rudeina said after Bush declared that "we can get a state defined by the end of my presidency."

"We need an agreement so we can start implementing, otherwise talking about the definition of a state is good, but not enough."…cna

Customarily at the end of every US presidency the man leaving the white house will give something to the world that would benefit mankind. So hopefully by the end of his term he can make this dream of a PALESTINIAN STATE A REALITY.

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