Bush, Powell pushing Peres into Peace Talks
September 14, 2001 3:13 PM   Subscribe

Bush, Powell pushing Peres into Peace Talks “Bush urged the prime minister to make progress with the Palestinians on ending the violence in the Mideast, White House spokesman Sean McCormack said.” war : diplomacy :: problem : solution
posted by raaka (3 comments total)
1. Plans were made between Israel and Arafat for a meeting. Bush did not suddenly urge them to meet.
2. The meeting is of course a good idea. But it also shows that the Bush approach of staying out of things doesn't work and that he must use the prestige of American power to try to resolve problems here and worldwide.
posted by Postroad at 3:32 PM on September 14, 2001

Correction Postroad, Peres has announced this week that he had changed his mind and would not meet with Arafat until all terrorist action by Palestinians has stopped. As far as any role America might play in making that cancelled meeting happen, I'm not sure.
posted by wsfinkel at 3:42 PM on September 14, 2001

It was Sharon who cancelled the talks.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 4:22 PM on September 14, 2001

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