Ariel Sharon’s Likud Party would narrowly approve his plan for Israel to disengage from the Palestinians, a survey found. According to Wednesday’s opinion poll in the Yediot Achronot newspaper, 51 percent of surveyed party members back the plan to remove most Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and several in the West Bank; 36 percent oppose the plan. On Tuesday, the Likud’s Central Committee approved a proposal by the Israeli prime minister to put the plan to a referendum among the party’s members after his April 14 trip to Washington.
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