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January 4, 2006
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Ariel Sharon’s son resigned from the Knesset. Omri Sharon, who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in a Likud Party funding scandal, tendered his resignation Tuesday. The move is unlikely to affect the prime minister’s chances of re-election in the March 28 ballot, since Ariel Sharon quit the Likud to form the new Kadima Party. Omri Sharon, 41, admitted to illicitly funding his father’s 1999 run for the Likud leadership.

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