Bush: "The Need for a Palestinian Democracy"

(White House) President Bush said Wednesday in Halifax, Nova Scotia: "We will stand with the Palestinian and Israeli peoples and help end the destructive conflict between them....We seek justice and dignity, and a viable independent and democratic state for the Palestinian people. We seek security and peace for the State of Israel." "As we negotiate the details of peace, we must look to the heart of the matter, which is the need for a Palestinian democracy. The Palestinian people deserve a peaceful government that truly serves their interests, and the Israeli people need a true partner in peace. Our destination is clear: two states, Israel and Palestine, living side-by-side in peace and security. And that destination can be reached by only one path, the path of democracy and reform and the rule of law."

2004-12-03 00:00:00

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