- Newsmaker: Bush's Low Key Response to Middle East
During a photo opportunity today, President Bush indicated that he would stick by two US initiated plans to end the violence in the Middle East. Robin Wright, chief diplomatic correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, indicates that there's growing fury in the Arab world and increasing pressure at home for Bush to take a more active role in securing an end to the violence in the Middle East.
- Reporter's Notebook: Suicide Bombing in Israeli-Arab Community of Haifa
The City of Haifa has been a place where Israeli Jews and Arabs have always gotten along, and Matza's Restaurant was symbolic of that hopeful fact. Run by an Israeli Arab, nobody thought it would be targeted for a terrorist attack. Yesterday, at least 15 people, including a suicide bomber, were killed there, and 41 others were wounded. Still, Haifa's mayor, Amram Mitzna, expresses hopes for continued Jewish-Arab cooperation in the city.
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