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April 8, 2002 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his three decades covering wars in the Mideast, television producer Charles Enderlin has had his run-ins with Israeli soldiers--but never a nasty rebuff like the one he got last week. Trying to reach Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's besieged West Bank headquarters, Enderlin and his TV France 2 crew were turned back at an Israeli checkpoint. Before leaving, they tried to film the soldiers but were ordered to stop.
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April 6, 2002 | From Reuters
From North Africa to the Persian Gulf, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets Friday, defying rubber bullets and tear gas to vent their anger against Israel's military offensive in the West Bank. Protests turned violent in Bahrain, where demonstrators attacked the U.S. Embassy, some breaking into the compound and smashing windows. Riot police in Jordan used water cannons to disperse protesters marching on the Israeli Embassy in Amman.
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April 6, 2002 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A week ago, when Prime Minister Ariel Sharon launched Israel's biggest military operation in the West Bank since 1967, he envisioned an open-ended assault on Palestinian gunmen and suicide bombers--one that might run as long as America's post-Sept. 11 campaign. Now the retired general's plan has been undermined--in part by his own miscalculations, in part by opposition from President Bush, an ally whose anti-terrorist crusade he identifies with his own.
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April 6, 2002 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli commanders of the troops surrounding the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem said Friday that they will wait as long as it takes to capture more than 140 Palestinians holed up inside, while protecting the ancient compound and its clergy.
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April 5, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring that "enough is enough," President Bush announced Thursday that he is dispatching Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to the Middle East next week in a bold but risky bid to end the raging violence and get Israel and the Palestinians back to the peace table. "The storms of violence cannot go on," Bush said in a Rose Garden speech that included a series of stern messages for Palestinian and Israeli leaders as well as for regional players in the escalating crisis.
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April 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
The text of President Bush's remarks Thursday on the Middle East, as transcribed by EMedia MillWorks Inc.: Good morning. During the course of one week, the situation in the Middle East has deteriorated dramatically. Last Wednesday, my special envoy, Anthony Zinni, reported to me that we were on the verge of a cease-fire agreement that would have spared Palestinian and Israeli lives.
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April 5, 2002 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His voice clear and stern, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak went on national television Thursday to lash out at Israel's "inhumane" treatment of the Palestinians. But as he appeared to be building toward a dramatic announcement, jabbing his finger in the air, he instead declared Egypt's commitment to peace--with Israel.
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April 3, 2002 | TRACY WILKINSON and RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Laying waste to one of the last remaining symbols of Palestinian autonomy, Israel bombarded the West Bank's central security headquarters Tuesday and then--through direct U.S. mediation--agreed to a mass surrender by the enemy. As his army expanded a 5-day-old offensive in the West Bank, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon threatened to send besieged Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat into exile with a "one-way ticket."
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April 1, 2002 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN
It's difficult to find much cause for optimism in a meeting that praises the intifada just days after a Palestinian bomber slaughtered a room full of Israelis celebrating Passover. But such is the state of the Middle East that the Arab League summit in Beirut last week still qualifies as a glimmer of light.
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April 1, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
World leaders sought guarantees from Israel that Yasser Arafat would not be harmed in its new military offensive, warning Sunday that the siege of the Palestinian leader's headquarters could lead to catastrophe. Israel has said it has no intention of harming Arafat and instead aims to isolate him as it launches a campaign against militants after a string of Palestinian attacks.
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