Much of what you say I believe to be true, but about Sharon's visit to the Temple Mount, you are wrong. Sraron's visit was not meant to be provocative, and was co-ordinated carefully with both the Israeli Authorities and the Wakf. Also, it has mong been said that the "intifada" was planned well in advance, and Arafat's widow just confirmed this when she said, that Arafat told her that he planned the uprising, and was refusing any offer of peace. It was in this very newspaper about 10 days ago. So try to bridle your prejudice and stick to facts.
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from the article: Election time in Israel: Yearning for Ariel Sharon