- Making News: Sharon-Abbas Talks Delayed for 'Technical Reasons'
A much awaited summit meeting has been postponed until Thursday, but both sides are astonished over Ariel Sharon's use of the word "occupation," a term used by Palestinians to describe the West Bank and Gaza settlements sponsored by the Israeli Prime Minister himself. Joel Greenberg, Middle East correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, says the word has caused an -ideological earthquake- in Israeli politics.
- Reporter's Notebook: Civilian Death Toll in Iraq War May Be Highest Since Vietnam
In the 1991 Gulf War, 3500 Iraqi civilians are thought to have died. In the most recent war in Iraq, US and British officials insisted they did all they could to avoid civilian casualties. Still, it appears that -collateral damage- may have reached 5000 and 10,000, and there-s more to the story than numbers. Peter Ford reported on the war from Baghdad for the Christian Science Monitor.
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