Escalating Hostilities in Israel

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After another suicide bombing in Jerusalem, President Bush has again called for Yasser Arafat to stop terrorism and for Israel to halt provocative military escalation like last week's seizure of the PLO's East Jerusalem headquarters. Does it make it harder for Arafat to keep the lid on? Is the Israeli impulse for peace making giving way to the hard line nationalism of the past? Amid heightened tensions, we search for a way out of the continuing cycle of violence, with diplomats, journalists and politicians.
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The Detroit News

Firestone Tires



Los Angeles Times

Meretz Party (Hebrew)

Palestinian National Authority

The Miami Herald



Warren Olney