Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says his nation is ready for peace. In a speech Thursday in front of visiting US President George W. Bush, Olmert told his parliament that he is working on the US vision of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. He says he is committed to carrying out Bush's vision of forming an independent Palestinian state next to Israel. And when a deal is reached, Olmert says the divided parliament and Israeli public will rally behind it. As Olmert spoke, several hardline lawmakers walked out of the chamber.