US President George W. Bush has not given up on securing a Middle East peace deal by year's end, the White House said Monday, as it called for an end to Hamas rocket attacks on Israel as US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, seen here in February 2008, left on a new mission to the Middle East as fresh violence between Israel and Hamas militants has placed the teetering peace process in peril.(AFP/Pool/File/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Israel beware! Arm-twisting season will open in a few days. "For the sake of peace (err, my Nobel peace prize)..."