Analysis / Little hope for Powell's success
Israeli officials don't have great expectations from the Colin Powell's visit. Security cabinet ministers who met with the secretary of state came away feeling that the Bush administration "hasn't ironed out" its policy toward the region.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Secretary of State Colin Powell's press conference on Friday was full of smiles and friendship. But beyond the grins and jokes, the two were at a loss to explain the different approaches which were evident from the first sentence. "Israel is conducting a war on Palestinian terror infrastructures," said Sharon. "I've come on a mission of peace," replied Powell.