On the Plane

Archive: Rice in Middle East and Europe, March 2008

Hobnobbing in the Holy Land

Jerusalem -- Just before President Bush left for Israel this week, the White House named an "honorary delegation" of some 80 prominent American Jews, big-time GOP donors and others to accompany him to the celebration of the Jewish state's 60th anniversary. It turns out you don't get too much for...

By Washington Post Editor | May 16, 2008; 05:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fewer Reporters on Rice's Plane

BRUSSELS, March 6--When Condoleezza Rice became Secretary of State, she was treated like an instant rock star. There was such demand to chronicle her maiden overseas voyage in 2005 that an unprecedented 19 reporters were given seats on her plane. Many were television correspondents. Rice, now in her final year...

By Washington Post Editor | March 6, 2008; 06:25 AM ET | Comments (7)

Maybe She Had Credit Card Points?

JERUSALEM, March 5--For many years, the Secretary of State has stayed at the David Citadel, a gleaming, modern hotel near the old city here. Peace negotiations were held on the sun filled tenth floor, in a suite named after the slain Israeli leader Yitzhak Rabin. But there was a surprise...

By Washington Post Editor | March 5, 2008; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Vanity's Fair?

CAIRO, March 4--A well-timed Vanity Fair expose caused a flap on the first day of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trip to the Middle East. The article, "The Gaza Bombshell," by David Rose, cited confidential documents and interviews to allege that the Hamas takeover stemmed from a secret Bush administration...

By Washington Post Editor | March 4, 2008; 07:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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