President Bush Endorses New Borders for Israel if There are Two States

President George W. Bush in this exchange of letters with then Prime Minister Sharon, outlines his presidency’s view of a Palestinian-Israeli settlement. He endorses a two-state solution, with acknowledgement that considering “new realities on the ground, including already existing major Israeli population centers, it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949.” (source)