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February 26, 1979
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A Nazareth-based Greek Orthodox newspaper has strongly attacked Agriculture Minister Ariel Sharon, the first such attach by that community on an Israeli Minister. In an article on the problem of Ikrit and Biram, the Arab-language newspaper, EI Rabita, called Sharon an ardent Arab hater and referred to Jewish settlers as foreign setters. Sharon is head of a ministerial committee which has recommended against allowing the former residents of Ikrit and Biram to return to the two villages near the Lebanese border from which they were evicted in 1948. EI Rabita declared that allowing Sharon to head the committee was shameful.

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