why did he sign on to the Quartet's Road Map for peace in spring 2003? The 3 phases to the agreement are clear about Israel withdrawing from territories in the West Bank. And more importantly, why did PM Ariel Sharon in May 2003 warn against Israel's "occupation" (his use of the term) as negative for the Palestinians and for the Israelis? Ariel Sharon's main concern was security against the terrorist organizations attacking Israel and this led to the invasion back into the West Bank, but he didn't seem to want to reoccupy the region. Apparently, according to his son, Gilad Sharon, he stated in his book talk presentation last year 2012 to me when I asked a question about that period of time in 2003 as being the first time his father spoke of two states alongside one another, and he corrected me by stating that long before this time he spoke about a Palestinian state alongside Israel. So it remains questionable as to the validity of this story.
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