10.0pt"> For the first time in six weeks, a suicide bomber has attacked. A policeman challenged a suicide bomber near an Israeli Arab town. The bomb went off, killing the bomber and the cop.
Israel turned down a Palestinian offer of a two phase peace plan. In the first phase, attacks on Israeli civilians (which are hurting the Palestinian image, and support, around the world), and then halting attacks on Israeli troops and police. Israel does not believe the Palestinians can enforce such a halt.