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Monday, January 19, 2004

Beautiful photographs at reference site - WashingtonPost.com

Photo Gallery called One Land, Two Peoples

There should be a link from any story on the Middle East to "Graphic: One Land, Two Peoples," under the heading "Conflict in the Middle East. Tabs at top range from "ancient times" to "Israel today" - Click the tab at far right called "Resources." Look for a link called "Enter Gallery."

The photographs are amazing, and the captions don't generally make you want to throw up.

For Israeli leaders like Gaza commander Gen. Ariel Sharon and
Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, seen here visiting a Gaza refugee
camp in December 1971, controlling the Palestinian population
in Israel's new territories became a top priority. Sharon's success
in wiping out Palestinian terrorists in Gaza enhanced his reputation
for toughness. Photo: Hulton – Getty

The Palestinian drive for international recognition achieved an important
milestone in November 1974,when PLO chief Yasser Arafat was invited
to address the U.N. General Assembly . . . Photo: Bettmann – CORBIS

The leaders of the region remained committed to the Oslo agreement.
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak,
King Hussein of Jordan and Yasser Arafat prepare with President Bill
Clinton for a White House ceremony on Sept. 28, 1995 to sign a second
phase of the Oslo agreement. Never did peace between Israelis and
Palestinians seem so close. White House Photo – Government Press Office