King Abdullah, like most Arab leaders Mr. Bush met, has not expressed full support for Israel living side by side with a Palestinian state, though he was instrumental in pushing through an Arab League proposal laying the terms for a peace that Israel has rejected. Mr. Bush, though, said the Persian Gulf leaders supported his peace effort, started in Annapolis, Md., in November.
“They want to see a deal done,” he said, adding that the United States had to overcome “years of disappointment.”
Deal done or Israel dead?
Mr. Zahar said that “Israel will also be wiped out,” adding “all must remember this when the Palestinian flag is raised one day.”