Bush Eyes Peace While Palestinians Chant "Death to America"

As President Bush spoke out about the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians in 2008, protesters in Gaza were shouting “Death to America! Death to Israel!” in Gaza City.

President Bush sits under a photo of Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat in Romallah, West Bank.

A handout photo Palestinian Authority Press Office shows US President George W. Bush and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas (R) talk during a meeting in Ramallah. Bush arrived in the West Bank, facing an uphill battle to convince divided Palestinians of his vision for Middle East peace. (AFP/Omar Rashidi)

Former Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leadr Benjamin Netanyahu told Bush that Jerusalem was off the table during their private meeting.
Haaretz reported:


Opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday morning told visiting U.S. President George W. Bush that “Jerusalem belongs to the Jewish people and will remain under Israeli sovereignty for eternity.”

Netanyahu, who is chairman of the Likud party, made the remarks at a meeting with Bush at the King David hotel in Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, in Gaza Palestinians bombed the American School.

A Palestinian inspects the damaged American International School after it was stormed and attacked with a rifle-propelled grenade by unknown Palestinian gunmen, in northern Gaza January 10, 2008. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

Palestinians protest against US President George W. Bush’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, in Gaza City. Thousands of members of the radical Islamic Jihad marched through Gaza City on Tuesday, shouting, “Death to Israel and America” in protest at Bush’s Middle East tour. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

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