Bush's 'Israel bias' angers Abbas
BBC World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused US President George W Bush of bias towards Israel, following a speech to the Israeli parliament last week.

"What the president said at the Knesset made us angry, and to be honest, we don't accept it," Mr Abbas said.

Mr Bush lavished praise on Israel and barely mentioned the Palestinians in his speech, which marked the 60th anniversary of Israel's foundation.

In a speech in Egypt on Sunday, Mr Bush said the Arab world needed to reform.

He met several Arab and Muslim-nation leaders in Egypt over the weekend, and reiterated his commitment to a lasting Middle East peace deal by the end of his presidency in January.

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