Olmert Visits the US to Sell His 'Convergence Plan'

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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is at the White House today asking US support for his unilateral pull-out from parts of the West Bank. Meantime, in the Palestinian Territories, Israel staged the dramatic arrest of a Hamas leader, even though Hamas has not attacked Israel for 15 months. Militant Ibrahim Hamed is accused of masterminding suicide bombings in Jerusalem. This, Will Olmert's plan fly with President Bush? What about the "road map?" Is Israel trying to establish permanent boundaries on its own? Are Hamas and Fatah on the verge of civil war? We hear from journalists in Israel, the US, Jews and Palestinians, and a Clinton-Administration State Department official, who oversaw affairs in the Middle East.
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Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 (HR 4681)

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Kessler's article on US response to Israel's plans for the West Bank

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