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Submitted by john w mcginely (United States), Feb 4, 2004 at 13:12

Sharon has made this deal because he trusts the promise of Hezbollah to credibly settle the issue of the missing-since-85 Arad. This is a cause celebre in Israel and by getting this information he hopes to appease the Israeli center and center-left. Not because of his military policies, but becaused he realizes that there is a small shred of legally supportable evidence that at least his son was guilty of some bribery as a govenrmental agent. The whole thing is really a charade generated by the far left to get at Sharon. and apparently it is succeeding.

Even so, settling the Arad affair, if it works, will in fact be good for Israel. Sharon has his weaknesses, but if this bribery scandal forces Sharon out of office the last three and a half years of upheaval will be as nothing. There will be tousands upon thousands of Israeli deaths and serious caualities. Many, many thousands. People who love Israel will want to Sharon to succeed in his unilateral efforts.
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