- MaKing News: Sharon Authorizes Crackdown, Abbas Calls for Halt in Violence
Newly sworn-in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told Palestinian security forces to halt attacks against Israeli targets, as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon announced orders for Israeli soldiers orders to act -without restrictions- against Palestinians who are stepping up attacks in the Gaza Strip. Matt Rees, Jerusalem Bureau chief for Time magazine, has more.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Condoleezza Rice May Face Tough Transition
She-s one of the president-s closest friends, but will Condoleezza Rice be able to win over skeptical world leaders in her new post as Secretary of State? Tomorrow morning the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will open confirmation hearings for Rice. While her confirmation is virtually guaranteed, the hearings will allow the world to learn more about the kind of diplomat she will be, says Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post.
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