Bush: ‘Dismantle Terror Before Fence’

Jerusalem, Israel (ICEJ) — It was all smiles at the White House Tuesday as US President George W. Bush toned down expected criticism of Israel’s seam-line security fence and repeated his call for the Palestinian Authority to “dismantle” the terrorist infrastructure, angering the PA leadership and Islamic terror groups.

Reports: Bush Agreed to a Palestinian State In The Heart Of Israel

According to an Israeli expert on global Islam, recent reports that Washington agreed to back a Palestinian State with Jerusalem as its capital constitute more than a diplomatic manoeuvre aimed at shoring up Arab support for the current US-led war against terror.

Bush Team Backs Israel, Set Conditions For Meeting Arafat

US Secretary of State Colin Powell has affirmed that Israel’s use of American-supplied weapons in pre-emptive strikes against Palestinian terrorists is not a breach of the contractual terms of sale, while other Bush administration officials continue to stand behind Israel’s dogged fight against Palestinian terrorism. Yet the question remains whether US President George W. Bush is about to cave in and finally hold his first meeting with PLO chief Yasser Arafat.

Sharon and Bush Disagree On How To Move Forward

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President George W. Bush expressed sharply differing views yesterday during a photo opportunity at their meeting at the White House. The brief exchange with reporters highlighted a disagreement over how to proceed with the peace process amid continuing violence.

Bush calls for changes in marriage, estate taxes

WASHINGTON (BP)–President George W. Bush called for reduction of the tax penalty for married couples and elimination of the estate tax in his first address to a joint session of Congress Feb. 27.

Mubarak to Tell Bush “What is Going On” in Mideast

US President George W. Bush is hosting his first Arab leader, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, at the White House on Monday for frank discussions on some sore points between Washington and Cairo, especially regarding who is responsible for the current flare-up in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Clinton Passing Bush Hot Baton in Mideast

The renewal of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington on Tuesday comes just as US President-elect George Bush and his growing list of apointees arrive in town to pick up the scrambled pieces of American diplomacy in the Middle East left by the Clinton Administration.

Bush May Have Different Take on Sharon

Many leaders in the international community are troubled with the increasing probability that Likud chairman Ariel Sharon will be elected prime minister of Israel in early February, but US President-elect George W. Bush may have a different opinion, describing him recently as a “great warrior and hero of freedom and democracy.”

Bush Administration to Steer New Course in Mideast

On his last full day in office, US President Bill Clinton gave the incoming Bush administration some unsolicited advice on how to handle foreign policy, but with the Middle East still sliding towards conflict, clearer heads are urging a complete reassessment of the Clinton approach to regional peace-making.

Bush Shuts Office of Special Mideast Envoy

US Secretary of State Colin Powell revealed on Tuesday the Bush Administration will not appoint a new Middle East peace envoy to replace Dennis Ross, signaling that America will play a less active role in the peace process than in the past. US President George W. Bush also plans to begin the “process” of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as promised in the recent campaign.

Bush Inauguration Filled With Spiritual References

Baptist Press) — George Walker Bush was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States Jan. 20 and began his first full day of his presidency with a prayer service at Washington’s National Cathedral and a declaration of Jan. 21 as a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving.

ACLJ Applauds Bush Decision on Stem Cell Research

(Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice, an international public interest law firm and educational organization, said President Bush’s decision to prohibit the use of federal funds to destroy human embryos to obtain stem cells for research is the “correct” decision on this critical issue.

Abdullah, Bush Discuss Containing Mideast Fires

In his latest “consultation” with Middle East leaders, US President George W. Bush hosted Jordan’s King Abdullah at the White House on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties and how to keep the Palestinian uprising from spilling over into the Hashemite Kingdom.

Bush Set to Appoint Kurtzer as Israeli Ambassador

US President George W. Bush is poised to name Daniel Kurtzer, currently US envoy to Egypt and a veteran of the Middle East peace process, as the next American ambassador to Israel.

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