January 14th, 2005

flavored with age

This is the NEW Sharon!

ARIEL SHARON SHOWS REMARKABLE RESTRAINT AND PATIENCE, GIVES NEW PALESTINIAN P.M. FOUR ENTIRE DAYS OF LEADERSHIP BEFORE GIVING UP ON PEACE PROCESS

(AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon severed contacts with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas until he acts against militants, a spokesman said Friday, a day after six Israelis were killed in an attack on a Gaza Strip crossing. The Israeli leadership had initially said it would not retaliate for the Gaza attack and would give Abbas time to rein in the militants. "Israel informed international leaders today that there will be no meetings with Abbas until he makes a real effort to stop the terror," Sharon spokesman Assaf Shariv said.