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February 01, 2003

What does Sharon want?

The NY Times has a great analysis.
President Bush effectively endorsed Mr. Sharon's conditions in a speech in June. The draft road map, by contrast, demands that Israel also speedily make concessions, including stopping settlement construction. In saying he accepts the plan, Mr. Sharon means that he accepts what Mr. Bush said in June.

Mr. Sharon has said he will accept an eventual Palestinian state that would occupy less than half of the West Bank — and none of Jerusalem — and be demilitarized. Israel would control its airspace. He envisions the borders of this state as being made final in perhaps 10 years. MORE
Surprise, surprise. A fair presentation.