In light of this news I am very happy that some progress was made
with Gaza "openings" for workers and others to travel in and out of
that region. I felt for some time early elections were soon to take
place in Israel. I sure want to hear an expert in the electoral
process there and discover how this splinters the vote. Sharon is not
my favorite person ever to grace the stage in the Middle Rast but I
admit his overtures, though long delayed and too one-sided were
better than I had hoped for his time in office.
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, Greg Cannon
> Report: Sharon to Quit His Likud Party
> 31 minutes ago
> JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has
> decided to quit his Likud Party and set up a new party
> for upcoming general elections, Army Radio reported
> late Sunday.
> Earlier, the moderate Labor Party voted to leave
> Sharon's coalition, already weakened by an internal
> Likud rift over Israel's pullout from Gaza. Setting up
> a new party would scramble the political picture for
> the early election, set tentatively for March.