Bush says Mideast peace is within reach

Monday, February 21, 2005 |    

US President George W. Bush says making peace between Israelis and Palestinians is a priority. "Our greatest opportunity, and our immediate goal, is peace in the Middle East," Bush said in a speech in Brussels, during a fence-mending trip to Europe. He called for a Palestinian state with enough “contiguous” territory to make it viable. “A state on scattered territories will not work," Bush said, vowing to "raise the flag of a free Palestine." "The world must not rest until there is a just and lasting resolution to this conflict," he said.

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