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June 22, 2002 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jewish settlers trudged through the smoldering remains of the Shabo home Friday, gasping at shrapnel holes in the bedroom walls, then converged on a hillside for the burial of Rachel Shabo and three of her children. The settlers demanded swift revenge for the Shabos, slain the night before when a Palestinian gunman slipped over this isolated settlement's fence and burst into their home.
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June 21, 2002 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Bush administration continues debating a proposal to create a provisional Palestinian state, signs are mounting that the idea could face a rocky domestic reception. While some experts on peace negotiating in the region--such as former President Clinton and his chief Middle East envoy, Dennis B. Ross--have praised the notion, initial reactions from others indicate that the idea could face a cross-fire of resistance from Republicans and Democrats.
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June 18, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT and MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
WASHINGTON -- President Bush huddled with his foreign policy team Monday in an attempt to build consensus among his advisors as he prepares to unveil a plan for breaking the deadlock in the Middle East peace process, according to U.S. officials and diplomats from the region. Significant differences within the administration were not settled during intense weekend meetings, and Bush is now personally involved in sorting through the options.
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June 18, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A blast tore through a bus here during morning rush hour today, killing 10 people and wounding at least 29, police and radio reports said. Jerusalem Police Chief Mickey Levy and radio reports said the force of the blast ripped the bus apart at a crowded intersection. Police had been on high alert since Monday, after receiving warnings that a suicide bomber was trying to carry out an attack in Jerusalem.
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June 17, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The proposal to create an interim Palestinian state that President Bush is expected to make this week may jump-start the Middle East peace process, but it is likely to raise a host of thorny questions that will have to be addressed before the new entity can become a reality, according to U.S. analysts and regional experts.
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June 17, 2002 | MEGAN K. STACK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the spring winds, they are tangled together: The strains of the Jewish teenagers' Pink Floyd, floating over the chlorinated waters of the swimming pool. The Palestinian call to prayer. And the gunfire that rumbles between the two. This is where Israel meets the West Bank, one of many unlikely battle zones in a claustrophobic land that reinvents itself from one hill to the next. This peak is a cozy cluster of basketball hoops, red-tiled roofs and gaudy flower beds.
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June 16, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A firefight near a Jewish settlement in the northern Gaza Strip left two Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian gunman dead Saturday, the Israeli military said, hours after its troops rolled into the West Bank towns of Jenin and Tulkarm. Soldiers on patrol near the Jewish settlement of Dugit encountered armed Palestinians, the military announced. In addition to the three people killed, four soldiers were wounded.
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June 15, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT and MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is expected to call for an interim Palestinian state in a speech next week--possibly as early as Tuesday--after final deliberations this weekend on his vision for breaking the deadlock in the Middle East peace process, according to U.S. and Middle East officials.
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June 14, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Yasser Arafat convened his new, streamlined Cabinet at his headquarters here Thursday, three days after Israeli tanks blockaded the complex and caused a delay. Israel ended the blockade in Ramallah on Wednesday, and on Thursday five new ministers swore allegiance to the Palestinian Authority. The slimmer Cabinet--down to 21 ministers from 31--came after Israel, the U.S. and Europe demanded that the Palestinian Authority president reform his corruption-ridden administration.
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June 9, 2002 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Saturday rejected an appeal from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to set a timetable of two to three years to create a Palestinian state and conclude the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. After talks Friday night and Saturday morning at Camp David, the two leaders were at odds over a goal shared by key Arab allies to set a target date for a final settlement.
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