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Revenge or Restraint?


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/revenge_or_restraint_20011019

As the week began, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon resolved to confront his old friend Rechavam Ze'evi, minister of tourism and leader of the National Unity faction, who had been urging the premier to get much tougher with the Palestinians. Sharon had just ordered the army out of Palestinian sections of the West Bank city of Hebron, occupied a week earlier to prevent gunmen from shooting at Jewish residents. In response, Ze'evi and his seven-member National Unity-Israel, Our Home bloc threatened to secede from the government.

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