Middle East

Bush Presses for Peace in the Middle East

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President Bush ends his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories by describing basic principles of a peace agreement: establish Palestine as a homeland for the Palestinian people, just as Israel is a homeland for the Jewish people. He wants the two sides to agree within a year. But the divide between the West Bank and Gaza means there's more than two sides. The Palestinian group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, calls the peace process "the big lie."



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