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Backlash Bolsters Sharon’s Gaza Plan

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/backlash_bolsters_sharons_gaza_plan_20040521

The Likud Party vote earlier this month against Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan may have been a defining moment in Israeli politics -- but not in the way the ostensible winners, Likud hawks and the Israeli settler movement, had hoped. Paradoxically, the Likud's rejection of the Gaza Strip withdrawal seems to have sparked a huge backlash that could help the Israeli prime minister push his plan through.

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