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As I got ready to head back to Jerusalem with President Bush on Tuesday, I keep flashing back to one particularly eye-opening moment during his last trip to the region in search of a peace deal four months ago.

On that morning in January, members of the press corps boarded bulletproof buses for the journey from Jerusalem to Ramallah for Bush's press conference at the former compound of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, which had been bombed by Israeli forces many years ago.

We were also told the Secret Service had recommended that the Hebrew letters on our Israeli buses be covered with masking tape to make us less of a target for potential suicide bombers during our trek to the Palestinian territories -- a stark reminder of the horrific violence always lurking in the region. Read full article »

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