Even as US Secretary of State Colin Powell met with PLO chief Yasser Arafat in Ramallah on Sunday to urge an end to Palestinian violence, two Israelis were shot nearby in an ambush by members of Arafat's elite bodyguard unit, Force 17.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell's "accidental" reference to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a hearing before Congress last Thursday made waves among Arab states, who called the statement a "dangerous" and "antagonistic" violation of international agreements.
In the first spot on an otherwise squeaky clean record, US Secretary of State-designate Colin Powell has run into a flap for recently accepting a large sum of money for delivering a university lecture subsidized by a senior Lebanese official with ties to Syrian intelligence.
In a highly-anticipated and carefully balanced foreign policy speech on the Israeli-Arab conflict on Monday, US Secretary of State Colin Powell sought to re-assert the American role in Middle East peace-making, reiterating the new Bush Administration line that it envisions a Palestinian state down the road, but stressing the first order of business is for the Palestinian Authority to stamp out terror, violence and incitement against Israel.
During his whirlwind "listening tour" to the Middle East, US Secretary of State Colin Powell is finding his efforts to urge Arab leaders to re-enlist in an American-led alliance against resurgent Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is complicated by increasing hostility towards Israel and the US.
(AgapePress) - Retired General Colin Powell took the spotlight last night at the Republican convention.
Powell used most of his time at the podium to sing the praises of Bush. As an example, he applauded what the governor has done in Texas to improve education.