No Merger in Offing Between Groups Headed by Yadin Sharon

The leaders of two new political movements that have emerged in Israel in recent months met here yesterday. But Prof. Yigal Yadin, the Hebrew University archaeologist who heads the Democratic Movement for Change and Gen. (res) Ariel Sharon, formerly of Likud, who formed the Shlomzion movement last month, appeared to be too far apart in their political views to contemplate a merger. They plan, however, to meet again.

Their meeting seemed to be aimed at establishing a strong third force as an alternative to Labor and Likud in the next Knesset. Yadin, who takes a doveish position on territorial concessions for peace, said the gap between them was wide. Sharon seems to be making an effort to bridge it.

The Shiomzion platform, which he has just completed drafting, is vague on the central problem– withdrawal from the Judaea and Samaria regions. But he appears to take a less doctrinaire approach to the problems of security and the peace making process than hitherto.

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