- Newsmaker: Bush to Send Powell to Middle East
Defending Israel's right to defend itself against terrorism, President Bush today called on that country to end its military incursions into Palestinian Territory and begin a withdrawal. He also announced that he will send Secretary of State Colin Powell to the Middle East next week. Carl Cannon, White House correspondent for National Journal, attended what turned out to be a surprisingly forceful foreign policy address.
- Reporter's Notebook: Unbalanced Reporting by Israeli Media
The entire world has seen the aftermath of suicide bombings in Israel. This week their impressions have been balanced by images of Palestinians lying wounded in the streets of their cities, with Israeli soldiers preventing ambulances from reaching them. Daniel Dor, professor of communications at Tel Aviv University, laments that biased crisis coverage of Israeli media keeps Israelis in the dark about many of the root causes of the violence.
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