Exit Strategy

May 2004
New Republic;5/3/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 16, p7
Comments on plans by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to withdraw from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. Claim that Sharon and his Likud Party have belatedly recognized that Israel can safely preserve its Jewish and democratic character only if its territory contains a hefty majority of Jews; Claim that U.S. President George W. Bush has, in agreeing with Sharon, freed himself from the rancorous attitude toward Israel displayed by his father's administration and the Palestinian fantasy of overturning the demographic realities of Israel by insisting upon their "right of return;" Assertion that the creation a Palestinian state is threatened by the Palestinian Authority's sordid record on terrorism; Comment on international condemnation of Israel's assassination of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi.


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