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February 7, 2003
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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Yisrael Ba’Aliyah leader Natan Sharansky signed an agreement Thursday to merge the two parties. As a result, Sharon’s Likud Party will increase its Knesset representation to 40 seats. In exchange, the immigrant-rights party will receive a Cabinet position in the next government, where Sharansky will be in charge of Diaspora affairs and Jerusalem, according to the Israeli daily Ha’aretz.

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