Lucky Sharm: President Bush Takes Road Map to the Arabs

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In Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt today, President Bush repeated his personal commitment to making peace in the Middle East and creating a Palestinian state by 2005. The leaders of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain and Egypt supported the -road map- and made a place at the table for the new Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas. As the President heads for tomorrow-s meeting with Abbas and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel, can he persuade the Palestinians to give up the right of return? Will he pressure Israelis to vacate the settlements? We join journalists in Egypt, a political scientist from the Kennedy School of Government and the political editor of the Wall Street Journal for a look at the challenges of finishing what Bush has begun-for a President who-s running for re-election.
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