Saturday, May 3, 2008
Rice arrives in Israel to review how Israel, PA keep promises
"U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday urged Israel not to undercut Palestinian security forces as they deploy in the West Bank and questioned if its promises to remove roadblocks had been kept.
Speaking to reporters as she began a two-day visit to the Middle East to try to speed up Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Rice said she planned to review whether Israel had taken steps on the ground to make life easier for Palestinians.
She also plans to assess the extent to which the Palestinians have honored their own commitments, which include cracking down on militants that launch attacks on Israel......."