President Bush stood up and said there should be peace and a Palestinian state by 2005. The Israelis watered down the proposal, which in the end contained nothing specific about the settlements, nor the right of return. Palestinian fundamentalists on the other hand dismissed the road map outright.
Given the recent escalation of violence between Israel and the inhabitants in the occupied territories, as well as the failure by Israel to remove settlements and the failure by PA to restrain IJ and to some extent Hamas, should we regard the road map as dead? Or could it be brought back on track?
And, if the road map is dead, would that have any impact on the political future of any of the players: Bush, Blair, Arafat or Sharon?
An interesting WP article as background info: