TITLE

Israel's tricky winds of change

AUTHOR(S)
Derfner, Larry
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;2/10/2003, Vol. 134 Issue 4, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The U.S. government has always cast a long shadow over Israel's foreign policy, but these days it is coloring its domestic politics, too. After winning re-election by a landslide, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is hoping to lure the dovish, defeated Labor Party into a new "national unity" government. Sharon loyalists worry that if he is forced to build a coalition dependent on religious and ultranationalist parties, it could doom Israel's chances for billions in U.S. loan guarantees--and set up a fight with Washington, D.C. over the peace process. Sharon supporters hope a U.S.-led war with Iraq will compel Labor's Amram Mitzna to join hands with him.
ACCESSION #
9041330

 

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