VIDEO - Hamas rejected US President George W. Bush's call for an international peace conference in the fall on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which "aims to serve the interests of the Zionist enemy" according to Hamas spokesperson Ismail Radwan. "Such a summit will lead to increased pressure on (PA President Mahmoud) Abbas, and will tear a deeper rift between Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank," Radwan declared. Another Hamas spokesperson, Sami Abu Zuhri, said Bush has drafted his "plot to start a crusade against the Palestinian people. We call on all Arab nations to stand against his threats with determination." During his Monday address, Bush harshly criticized Hamas and called on the Palestinians to choose the path of peace. He demanded the international community stand beside the "supporters of peace" and against Hamas' "murder campaign". Israeli officials responded favorably to Bush's speech, saying it corresponded to Israel's stances on most issues. The speech "charted out a route and definitely meets our expectations," noted the official. "The subjects were pre-coordinated with us, but not the details. There's no doubt the speech confirms Israel's stance on most of the Palestinian issues. Dismantling illegal outposts also matches the stance of the prime minister and his party."