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July 21, 1998
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Israel’s hawkish infrastructure minister threatened to topple the government if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to a U.S. proposal under which Israel would redeploy from an additional 13 percent of the West Bank. Ariel Sharon issued the threat while on a visit to China. Agriculture Minister Rafael Eitan, leader of the far-right Tsomet Party, threatened to bolt the government if Netanyahu handed over more than 7 percent of the West Bank.

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