- Newsmaker: Israel Rolls Into Bethlehem
After yesterday-s deadly bus bombing in Jerusalem, Israel has struck back hard on the West Bank. In Jenin, a UN official was killed by a stray bullet as Israeli troops clashed with Palestinian gunmen. The City of Bethlehem is now under Israeli control. Joshua Hammer, author of the forthcoming A Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place, is in Jerusalem for Newsweek magazine.
- Reporter's Notebook: General Clark May Run for President
Army General Dwight Eisenhower, the first Commander of NATO, went on to become the President of the US. Now, another former NATO commander may have his eyes on high office. Wesley Clark, who purportedly was forced to resign over his criticism of the Pentagon during the fighting in Kosovo, is an investment banker in Little Rock, Arkansas. He-s reportedly considering a presidential campaign-as a Democratic.
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