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August 2, 2004
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Ariel Sharon called John Kerry to congratulate him on his nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate. The Israeli prime minister and the Massachusetts senator spoke Friday, Kerry campaign officials said, and Kerry expressed his condolences to Sharon over last Friday’s attack on the Israeli Embassy in Tashkent. Kerry told Sharon that he looked forward to the emergence of an alternative leadership to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat.

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