Condoleezza Rice said Israel’s upcoming Gaza withdrawal will promote peace with the Palestinians. “A successful disengagement will enhance the security of Israel and it should give a sense of confidence and trust between the Israelis and Palestinians as they look to a better future,” Rice told reporters Sunday after meeting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem. The U.S. secretary of state, whose Middle East tour included a visit to the West Bank on Saturday, called on the Palestinian Authority to disarm and dismantle terrorist groups as it pledged under the “road map” peace plan.
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