Bush Makes Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations at Annapolis a Two-Legged Stool
Mideast Talks Yield Promises To Press On Israelis, Palestinians Will Restart Peace Negotiations
By Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, November 28, 2007; A01
Israeli and Palestinian leaders pledged yesterday in Annapolis to begin negotiations next month for a possible peace agreement, but their speeches before representatives of 40 countries -- including Arab nations with no diplomatic ties with Israel -- laid bare the deep grievances between them and the tough compromises that will be necessary to forge a lasting deal.
. . . "I believe now is precisely the right time to begin these negotiations," he told the delegates, arrayed around a U-shaped table in a stately room honoring academy graduates killed in operations or in action. "America will do everything in our power to support their quest for peace, but we cannot achieve it for them."