Covering the Carnage in the Middle East

Before moving to Jerusalem, Matt Rees reported on the doings of wall Street, where battles are conducted in boardrooms and raids mean speedy acquisition of a targeted company's stock. But just as Rees was getting used to the demands of his new job as Jerusalem bureau chief, he had a baptism by fire as Israel and the Palestinian territories slid deeper into their worst cycle of bloodshed since the 1987-93 intifadeh. "I've been here since 1996," says the Welsh-born Rees, 33. "While there have been occasional flare-ups in that time, this is certainly the biggest wave of violence I've seen."

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