PA President Mahmoud Abbas says Bush's visit gives 'great hope'

Palestininan Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that US President George W. Bush's visit to the West Bank is a "historic" event that gives the Palestinians "great hope." Bush is on a three-day visit to Israel and the West Bank to show support for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks following seven years of violence. "It's a historic visit that gives our people great hope," Abbas said.