- Making News: Palestinian Police in Bethlehem
In Bethlehem today, church bells pealed and sirens wailed as Israeli troops pulled out and Palestinian policemen took up positions in the city where Jesus was born. Although the mayor of Bethlehem called the withdrawal more ceremonial than real, Charles Radin, Middle East Bureau chief for the Boston Globe, reports that Israel-s departure contributes another crucial foothold toward peace in the region.
- Reporters Notebook: IOC Votes on 2010 Winter Olympics
Vancouver, British Columbia has been chosen to host the Winter Olympic Games in the year 2010, but it wasn-t as easy as Canadians might have liked. After all, the International Olympic Committee is a highly political body, as illustrated by the scandals surrounding last year-s Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Alan Abrahamson is in Prague following the IOC meeting for the Los Angeles Times.
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