Merkel thinks Obama will follow Annapolis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that she expected the new US administration of President-elect Barack Obama to pursue the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was promoted by President George W. Bush. The peace plan was drafted at a conference last year in Annapolis, Maryland. Merkel said that Annapolis was a "very important step, but many things have now stalled again." She said that a new US administration meant that a more realistic timeline to implement the plan was possible.