The roadmap will help guide the parties forward toward
realization of the vision presented by the President on June 24, 2002,
of two states living side by side in peace and security.
President Bush said we would welcome Israeli and Palestinian
comments about the roadmap. Israel has significant concerns about the
roadmap. We recognize that these concerns are real. As we move forward
and implement the roadmap, Israel's concerns will be addressed fully
The Israelis accept the vision of the two state solution as set
out in the President's June 24 speech and are prepared to accept the
steps laid out in the roadmap.
Nobody wants the roadmap to become a roadblock. It is a guide
forward, a call to concrete action.