Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Sharansky's resignation

Joel Rosenberg has it here. It begins:
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

I am writing to inform you of my decision to resign as Minister of Diaspora Affairs and Jerusalem.

As you know, I have opposed the disengagement plan from the beginning on the grounds that I believe any concessions in the peace process must be linked to democratic reforms within Palestinian society. Not only does the disengagement plan ignore such reforms, it will in fact weaken the prospects for building a free Palestinian society and at the same time strengthen the forces of terror. . .

Will Sharansky's move spark a turnover in Israeli politics? Netanyahu is said to be considering a run against Sharon.

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