Notes: The international peace plan for the MIddle East is known as the road map for peace. According to a May 28 report by Greg Myre The New York Times, the "Palestinians have endorsed" it, and Israel has "accepted it in principle, with reservations."

On that same date, the Associated Press reported that "President Bush plans to engage in a three-way summit in Jordan next week with the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas..." The meeting is to take place next Wednesday in Aqaba, Jordan.

In this week's comic strip, Weez tries to follow the road map for peace while Thadeus drives in circles on his directions. It expresses the historic and expected difficulties of negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

A side note is thatYasir Arafat tried to inject himself into the negotiations, but was rebuffed. He supposedly managed to delay a meeting between Sharon and Abbas by a day to show his clout. Some Arab leaders say that he is still the true leader of the Palestinians
. 06.01.03