Speaking at a Camp David news conference with Jordan's King Abdullah, President Bush acknowledged Thursday that his Middle East peace plan was stalled, blaming the lack of progress on Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's failure to lead.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas met in Jerusalem Tuesday for talks aimed at continuing implementation of the internationally backed "road map" to Middle East peace.
Israeli helicopters fired missiles at a car carrying a top official from the Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza City, wounding the Hamas leader and sparking worries that the strike could derail an internationally backed "road map" for peace.
President Bush met with four Arab leaders and the new Palestinian prime minister Tuesday to discuss the fight against terrorism and his attempts to implement a "road map" to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
After nearly a month of deliberation, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Friday that he is prepared to accept the U.S.-formulated "road map" to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will send the plan to his Cabinet for approval.
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