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Thursday 06 January 2005
Ariel Sharon, the Israeli Prime Minister, yesterday issued his strongest warning yet that the state would use "all our power" against settlers resisting evacuation from Gaza. Mr Sharon offered maximum political to support to the army and police as they prepare to cope with possible violence and civil disobedience when 21 Gaza settlements are evacuated under the Prime Minister's Knesset-endorsed disengagement plan.
Wednesday 05 January 2005
Mahmoud Abbas made an unabashed pitch to a boisterous rally of the Fatah faithful last night after angering Ariel Sharon's ministers by referring to Israel as the "Zionist enemy" for the killing of seven young Palestinians in Gaza.
Monday 20 December 2004
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Monday 22 November 2004
Friday 19 November 2004
Ariel Sharon, the Israeli Prime Minister, yesterday personally expressed his "deep sorrow" to the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, after an Israeli tank crew killed three Egyptian policemen on the southern Gaza border.
Thursday 28 October 2004
Wednesday 27 October 2004
Wednesday 27 October 2004
Rejuvenated, perhaps, by his pivotal role as opposition leader in guaranteeing Ariel Sharon the parliamentary majority the Prime Minister's own deeply divided Likud party would otherwise deny him, Shimon Peres was optimistic when he met foreign journalists this week.
Friday 22 October 2004
The political instability triggered by Ariel Sharon's decision to withdraw 8,000 settlers from the Gaza Strip deepened yesterday when one of his closest erstwhile allies told activists in the ruling Likud Party that Mr Sharon was "not loyal to the land of Israel" and warned of a potential "civil war".
Wednesday 09 June 2004
Two extreme right-wing ministers deprived Ariel Sharon of his guaranteed parliamentary majority yesterday when they resigned in the first political backlash against this week's cabinet acceptance of his plan to disengage from Gaza.
Monday 31 May 2004
Wednesday 05 May 2004
Tuesday 04 May 2004
Monday 19 April 2004
Ariel Sharon, Israel's premier,vowed yesterday to continue targeted killings of militant leaders after he praised the successful assassination of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi.
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