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Sharon Says He Will Not Resign Over Inquiry

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said today that he had no intention of resigning, a day after the indictment of a prominent real estate developer increased political pressure on him. “I am not about to resign,” Mr. Sharon told Israel’s largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot. “I stress, I am not about to resign. If the question is whether recent developments are liable to bring about my resignation, the answer is no.” On Wednesday an Israeli court accused the developer, David Appel, of trying to bribe Mr. Sharon, beginning in the late 1990’s when he was foreign minister. The indictment raises potentially serious legal and political issues for Mr. Sharon and prompted political opponents to call for his resignation. Full Story

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