Palestinian officials expressed disappointment with President Bush’s speech. Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat issued a statement calling Bush’s ideas a “serious contribution” toward peace, but he later brushed off Bush’s call for a new Palestinian leadership. “This is what my people will decide,” Arafat told reporters Tuesday.
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