U.S. Steps in as Middle East Cease Fire Holds

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Despite his initial reluctance, events are pushing President Bush toward more involvement in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. CIA Director George Tenet will resume the trust-building mission he performed under President Clinton. Israel has relaxed its blockade of the West Bank and Gaza. Is it confident that Yassir Arafat will maintain the cease fire? Will Ariel Sharon decide not to retaliate for last Friday's suicide bombing? Today, with a shaky cease-fire still in effect, we'll hear from the US State Department about Tenet's goals and expectations. We'll talk to senior officials in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
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Warren Olney