Meet With Israeli Prime Minister Sunday
The South Grounds
The White House
December 2, 2001
11:26 A.M. EST
In a couple of minutes I'll have the honor of receiving the Prime Minister from
Israel. We obviously changed our schedule because of the horrific acts of murder
that took place in his land.
I will tell him that I strongly condemn the acts of murder that killed innocent
people in Israel. I will tell him our nation grieves for those whose lives have
been affected by the murderers.
This is a moment where the advocates for peace in the Middle East must rise
up and fight terror. Chairman Arafat must do everything in his power to find
those who murdered innocent Israelis and bring them to justice.
Clearly, there are some in the world who do not want us to achieve peace in
the Middle East. Clearly, there are some that, every chance they have, they
will use violence and terror to disrupt any progress that's being made. We must
not allow them to succeed. We must not allow terror to destroy the chance of
peace in the Middle East.
Now is the time for leaders throughout the world who urge there to be a peace
to do something about the terror that prevents peace from happening in the first
May God bless the Israeli citizens who lost their lives, and their families.