Patrick Saint-Paul, trans. in World Meets US | May 15, 2008
During his last Middle East Tour, President Bush will have to accept the failure of his policies in the region. ++ Since Bush undertook to revive peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians at Annapolis in late 2007, no progress has been made. ++ The American hope for a Palestinian-Israeli agreement before the end of the year seems illusory. ++ The positions of Israeli negotiators are too different from the parameters set by Bill Clinton. ++ So far a three-way summit with Bush, Olmert, and Abbas isn’t even being considered.