Rice: Mideast Peace 'not Impossible'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from United Press International (UPI)
May 13, 2008 - 5:57pm

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday peace in the Middle East may be "improbable" but "not impossible." In a taped interview in Washington on CBS's "The Early Show," Rice said she remains convinced her upcoming trip to the Middle East with U.S. President George Bush will push the process forward. The trip begins Tuesday. "Well, if the parties want to do this and will put the energy and the will into it, I think they can do it (reach a peace agreement)," Rice said.

Bush: Israeli Peace Independent Of Olmert
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
May 13, 2008 - 5:56pm

U.S. President George W. Bush said in interviews published Tuesday ahead of a visit to Israel that the country's peace process with the Palestinians does not depend on embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Police suspect Olmert illictly took hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from an American fundraiser. The Israeli leader has said he would resign if indicted.

Bush's Legacy On Israel Debated On Eve Of Visit
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Michael Abramowitz - May 13, 2008 - 5:52pm

Appearing at an Israeli Embassy reception last Thursday to mark the 60th anniversary of the Jewish state, Vice President Cheney voiced a sentiment that is common among many American Jews, evangelicals and others. "Israel has never had a better friend in the White House than the 43rd president of the United States," he said.

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