Streets Red With Blood

The U.S. realizes it must try again to stop Palestinians and Israelis from killing one another. Will hope triumph over history?

Ariel Sharon has never been one to pussyfoot. He does not shy from confrontation, physical or verbal. The bumptious Prime Minister of Israel outdid himself, however, when speaking to reporters in an impromptu session at the parliament cafeteria early last week. Explaining the decision of his inner Cabinet to intensify the military campaign against the Palestinians, he used language that was unusually bald. "The Palestinians must be hit, and it must be very painful," he said. "We must cause them losses, victims, so that they feel a heavy price." He went on to do just that, unleashing a broader military offensive...

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