Rice gets roughed up by Israel
Juan Cole is certainly right about the contradictions in Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. As PM Olmert held talks with President Abbas last week, the Israeli Army carried out a major incursion into Ramallah. Now, as Secretary Rice is there to re-re-restart the Road Map, Israel announces a major expansion of the Maale Adoumim settlement.
Either Olmert is complicit in these actions, or he's a Prime Minister in Name Only