Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with President George W. Bush in Washington ahead of Bush’s second visit to the region in mid-May. With the pace of U.S. engagement in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process picking up, what are the prospects for a final status agreement before a new U.S. president takes office?
On April 25, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and the American Task Force on Palestine hosted Yasser Abd Rabbo, the secretary general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and policy adviser to Palestinian President Abbas, for an assessment of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the prospects for a final status agreement before the end of the Bush administration. Ziad J. Asali, president of the American Task Force on Palestine, provided introductory remarks.
After the program, the secretary general took audience questions. Saban Center Director Martin S. Indyk moderated.