- Making News: Capitol Hill Hearings on Iraq
With US forces suffering their deadliest month since the war in Iraq began, Congress is beginning to ask tough questions. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee wants to know how political power will be transferred on June 30, but the Pentagon has not yet agreed to send a witness. Democrat Joseph Biden has expressed outrage Pentagon's indifference. The Christian Science Monitor's Peter Grier of has covered military and foreign affairs for 25 years.
- Reporter's Notebook: Israeli Deputy PM Briefs Evangelicals on Settlement Pullout Plan
American Evangelicals are concerned about Israel, dubious about a Palestinian state, and want President Bush to take a hard line in the Middle East. So in February, when word got out that Israel might pull out of Gaza and parts of the West Bank, no less that Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sent to provide reassurance. Rabbi Daniel Lapin, president of Toward Tradition, a national coalition of Jews and Christians, set up the meeting.
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