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US President Bush's Vision for Peace (2002)

A speech delivered by US President George Bush on 24 June 2002, in the midst of the Second Intifada, in which he presented his vision for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The speech called on the Palestinians to replace their current leadership and to build institutions based on democracy and reform, with support from the international community, while denouncing terrorism. On the other hand, Bush called on Israel to support Palestinian economic development, to redeploy its forces to pre-Intifada positions, and to cease settlement activity. He further affirmed his commitment to a comprehensive peace settlement based on UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338. Bush's Vision for Peace served as a basis for the Road Map for Peace, adopted by the Middle East Quartet in April 2003.