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President Bush's Draft Roadmap to Israeli-Palestinian Peace
October 15, 2002

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Following is the text of the Bush administration's draft plan to resolve the Israel - Palestinian conflict, including reform of the Palestinian Authority, statehood for Palestine and a negotiated settlement. The plan is based on the road map of the Quartet, issued September 17. This unofficial text appeared in The New York Times. The plan evolved against the background of US preparations for a strike against Iraq.

Acronyms in the text::

"AHLC" is the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, a seven-member group created during the Oslo process that coordinates donor assistance;

"PLC" is the Palestinian Legislative Council; "PA" is the Palestinian Authority;

"GOI" is the Government of Israel;

"IDF" is the Israeli Defense Forces.

The actual roadmap is still subject to negotiations. As of present writing (November 2002) little or no progress has been made toward any of the major goals of phase one. Fighting continues between Israelis and Palestinians, including Palestinian attacks and Israeli incursions to catch perpetrators. A few settlement outposts were dismantled prior to the fall of the Israel Unity government, but they have been reoccupied for the most part.

Ami Isseroff

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DRAFT 10/15/02

Elements of a Performance-Based Road Map to a Permanent Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The following are elements of a performance-based plan, under the supervision of the Quartet, with clear phases and benchmarks leading to a final and comprehensive settlement of the Israel-Palestinian conflict by 2005, as presented in President Bush’s speech of 24 June, and welcomed by the EU, Russia and the UN in the 16 July and 17 September Quartet Ministerial statements. Such a settlement, negotiated between the parties, will result in the emergence of an independent, democratic Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with Israel and its other neighbors. The settlement will end the occupation that began in 1967, based on the Madrid Conference terms of reference and the principle of land for peace, UNSCRs 242, 338 and 1397, agreements previously reached by the parties, and the Arab initiative proposed by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah and endorsed by the Arab Summit in Beirut.


Phase I: October 2002-May 2003 (Transformation/Elections)

First Stage: October-December, 2002

Second Stage: January-May 2003


Phase II: June 2003-December 2003 (Transition)

Progress into Phase II will be based upon the judgment of the Quartet, facilitated by establishment of a permanent monitoring mechanism on the ground, whether conditions are appropriate to move on -- taking into account performance of all parties and Quartet monitoring. Phase II starts after Palestinian elections and ends with possible creation of a Palestinian state with provisional borders by end of 2003. · International Conference: Convened by the Quartet, in agreement with the parties, immediately after the successful conclusion of Palestinian elections to support Palestinian economic recovery and launch negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians on the possibility of a state with provisional borders.


Phase III: 2004-2005 (Statehood)

Progress into Phase III, based on judgment of Quartet, taking into account actions of all parties and Quartet monitoring.

(Distributed by the Office of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)


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