- Newsmaker: Israel Creates Buffer Zone Prior to Arafat Meeting- Since the attacks on New York and Washington, there's been hope of de-escalating the explosive conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Now Israel has created a buffer zone between itself and the West Bank, which UN Secretary General Kofi Anan calls "a provocative act." Dani ben-Simon is political analyst at Israel's Ha-aretz newspaper.
- Reporter's Notebook: Guns in the Cockpit - The Air Line Pilots Association says the attack on September 11 rewrote the rules for airline safety. They're asking Congress to screen and train some of their members to carry weapons. Craig Schmidtman, editor of AerospaceNews.com, would prefer to focus on keeping intruders out of the cockpit.
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