Washington says the hard work will begin only afterward, when Israelis and Palestinians must tackle the issues at the core of the conflict -- Palestinian refugee rights, Jerusalem, security and the borders of a future Palestine.
"This conference will signal international support for the Israelis' and Palestinians' intention to commence negotiations on the establishment of a Palestinian state and the realization of peace between these two peoples," Bush said in welcoming the two Middle East leaders who arrived over the weekend.
Congressman Eric Cantor gets it:
(Hat Tip: BigRed)
The Palestinians have shown nothing to indicate they are even capable of controlling a state. They are barbaric savages, who only understand violence and street justice.
This is to whom we want to give a state?