- Making News: Car Bomb Kills 13 at Indonesia Hotel
There are at least 13 dead and 150 wounded in the car bombing of a hotel in the capital of Indonesia. There is a gaping hole where the lobby of the 33-story glass and steel tower once stood. Dan Murphy, who is in Jakarta for the Christian Science Monitor, reports on the damage, intended victims, and possible links to last year-s bombing of a Bali nightclub.
- Reporter-s Notebook: One-Fence Solution for Israel and the West Bank?
Despite reports that the Bush administration may reduce loan guarantees to show its displeasure, Israel is continuing work on a giant barrier between itself and the West Bank. Gershom Gorenberg, who wrote about the one-fence solution for the New York Times Magazine, calls the 240-foot wide swath of barbed wire, sensors and roads "a statement etched on the land.-
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