President Bush’s top adviser on Israeli-Palestinian issues will meet leaders from both sides this week. Elliott Abrams, a deputy national security adviser, is traveling to Israel to meet Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. U.S. engagement in the region is intensifying ahead of Israel’s planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank in July.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.