Archive: Sep 2002

Meeting with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is very much like visiting with your grandfather. He is warm and engaging. He lives in the history he did so much to write, speaking of events that happened 50 years ago with the same spark with which he speaks of the latest developments. His personal warmth, clear love for his people, and his dedication to our welfare have a way of clearing your mind of worry and fear. Sitting across from him, you cannot help but look at him and recall the footage from t…
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Sharon: No military solution to the war with the PalestiniansCaroline B. GlickSep. 26, 2002In a comprehensive, exclusive interview with The Jerusalem Post, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon offers his perspective on the possibility that Israel is forced to respond to an attack by Iraq during a US-led campaign against Saddam Hussein's regime.   He also details his thoughts about the path to settling the war with the Palestinians and discusses his commitment to the national unity governmen…
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MKs Yossi Sarid and Ofir Pines-Paz are huffing-and-puffing mad. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has just committed the most cardinal of sins. He has appointed a man overtly supportive of the prime minister to head the Mossad.  "This is a dangerous precedent," Pines-Paz huffs.  "This should be a professional, not a political appointment," Sarid puffs.  Fighting words. The charge that the prime minister might sacrifice the security of the nation by placing…
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On Wednesday, the IDF carried out a successful operation in damage control.  By spiriting Intissar and Kifah Ajouri into the Gaza Strip at Netzarim rather than having them pass through at the Erez checkpoint, where the international press corps was waiting to photograph the first targets of the government's new policy of punishing relatives of terrorists, the IDF prevented a media onslaught. For as Ms. Ajouri, the explosive-belt seamstress from Nablus, later told a sympathetic cameraman…
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