Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) gestures during a meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney in the West Bank city of Ramallah March 23, 2008. Cheney said on Sunday that Washington was doing its utmost to push forward Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations while dealing with emerging threats in the Middle East. (Loay Abu Haykel/Reuters)Reuters – Vice President Dick Cheney
said on Sunday that achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace would
require painful concessions from both sides.