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Sharon Rebuffed by Party, as Arafat Admits Making Mistakes

The leaders of Israel and the Palestinians faced deep dissension in their constituencies on Wednesday, with Yasir Arafat making a rare admission of personal error to those seeking change, and Ariel Sharon suffering a rebuff from his own party.Mr. Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, lost a nonbinding vote in his Likud Party regarding his intention to expand his coalition to carry out a unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip. His plan to withdraw from Gaza unilaterally and to dismantle some Israeli settlements overturns Likud dogma and has split the party. At its convention in Tel Aviv, that idea of including the opposition Labor Party or other parties in a new coalition government was rejected. Full Story

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