Israeli Voters and a Historic Election

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Next week's Israeli election is billed as a referendum on unilateral withdrawal from 90% of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. That's the policy of the Kadima Party. While right-wing Likud and left-wing Labor are the only parties to lead the government, polls show that the party created by Ariel Sharon, may get the most votes in the historic election. With Sharon in a coma, Kadima is led by interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Likkud's Benjamin Netanyahu says, hold on to the land. Laborite Amir Peretz wants to negotiate with the Palestinians now. Unilateral actions may be popular with Israeli voters in the short term. What will they mean for peace with the Palestinians in the long run? What's the role for the Bush Administration if Kadima wins--or loses?
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General Motors on GM-Delphi accelerated-attrition deal

Delphi on GM-Delphi on special attrition plan

UAW on GM-Delphi deal

Howes' article on slow blows to GM management

Israeli parliamentary elections

Candidates for Knesset

Security Council Resolution 242 (1967)

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), Federation of American Scientists on

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA)'s cease-fire statement (CNN International)

Ford's article on ETA's call for permanent cease-fire



Warren Olney