Powell-s Power of Persuasion

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After Secretary of State Colin Powell met with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today, another suicide bomber struck in Jerusalem. The Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade, a part of Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, has claimed responsibility for the violence that struck a crowded market, killing at least six and injuring 60. The White House has called it a "homicide bombing" designed to disrupt Powell's peace mission, and has renewed calls for the Palestinian Chairman to publicly denounce the strategy of violence. Israeli leaders want Powell to call off tomorrow's meeting with Arafat. We continue our coverage of Powell's diplomatic mission and speak with young people on both sides about living with the deadly violence and planning for their future.
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Birzeit University

Government of Israel


Los Angeles Times

Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research

Tel Aviv University

US Department of State

Landmine Survivors Network



Warren Olney