Jewish unity is Israel’s “primary strategic asset” in the war against Palestinian terror, Ariel Sharon told Diaspora Jewish leaders. The Israeli prime minister made the statement in a conference call Monday. Sharon said the latest terror attacks came after Israel had made a “real effort” for peace, rescinding its demand for a terror-free week before beginning cease-fire negotiations and withdrawing troops from the West Bank. The Jewish state now has “no choice but to combat terrorism by ourselves in order to restore security to our citizens,” Sharon said.
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