Season 5, Episode 21 Gaza

First Aired: May 12, 2004

Donna is seriously injured in a terrorist car bombing while on a congressional fact-finding mission in Gaza. Three Americans are killed. And as the president and staffers struggle to deal with the tragedy emotionally, they must also craft a response. In flashbacks, Donna learns firsthand why the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is, as Toby puts it, "a 50-year sinkhole of hopelessness and despair." She also meets a dashing British photojournalist.

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Guest Cast

Terry O'Quinn Chariman Alexander
Jason Isaacs Colin Ayres
John Amos Adm. Fitzwallace
Kathleen York Rep. Andrea Wyatt

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  • Premiered: September 22, 1999
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: The celebrated ensemble drama following a U.S. president and his staff as they set public policy and face personal problems in a `parallel universe' (as one of the series' executive producers called it) that can be remarkably similar to the real one. An Em… (more)

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