Jordan's king urges Bush to revive peace process

King Abdullah II urged George W. Bush to make greater efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process when the US president called the Jordanian monarch on Friday, the palace said in a statement. Bush called both the king and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to discuss Iraq, the peace process and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's visit to the Middle East this weekend, National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said in Washington. The palace said Abdullah encouraged Bush to intensify his effort to relaunch the peace process, adding that a solution would have to based on the establishment of a Palestinian state and the Arab initiative.