Ariel Sharon assured top U.S. envoys that Israel would crack down on illegal West Bank settlements. The U.S. deputy national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, and Elliot Abrams, head of the Middle East desk at the National Security Council, were in Israel this week for briefings. U.S. officials had voiced criticism of Israel’s failure to tackle the outposts more aggressively.
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