Olmert to Bush - Convergence will Lead to a Palestinian State

In their meeting this week, Olmert is expected to assure President Bush that he is fully committed to the president's vision for a two-state solution and that the convergence is in line with the Roadmap.

Convergence is not DisengagementIsrael is having difficulties in receiving international legitimacy for the convergence.

Regardless of whether Israel will negotiate with the Palestinians or implement the convergence, Israel will have to provide some long term assurances in order to move ahead with the plan. One of these assurances will apparently have to address the issue of upgrading the political status of the PA.