Egypt to host 'Annapolis II' peace summit

Thursday, October 02, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

Egypt will host an international peace summit attended by Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan and the nations and organizations comprising the Middle East Quartet in November, the Israeli media reported on Thursday.

The date for the meeting was set to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Annapolis Summit, where the Bush Administration tried to jump start the Middle East peace process in order to oversee a final status Israeli-Palestinian agreement by the end of this year.

The Egypt summit is seen as the final effort by US President George W.Bush to get a deal signed by the end of his term.

Israeli leaders are not optimistic about a breakthrough, and rejected US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's condition that they come to Egypt with a printed list of the concessions they are ready to make.

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