Hot and Cold Reactions to the Sharon Victory

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QUOTES FROM SHARON SUPPORTERS:

"[The Oslo Accords were] illusions that one-sided concessions to an authoritarian regime, who is ready to use terror as the leverage on us, can really bring peace. Ariel Sharon will no doubt try to build the government which will be based on the broad consensus and to negotiate, to negotiate on the basis of reciprocity." - Natan Sharansky, noted Soviet refusenik and head of the Yisrael B'Aliyah party.

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Barak Axes Religious Affairs Ministry

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Pushing a key element in its alternate agenda for survival, the shrunken cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud decided to close the Religious Affairs Ministry by the end of the month. The move is a key plank in Barak's "social revolution," a second option to rebuild a secular/left coalition in case peace talks with the Palestinians collapse.

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Borno becomes seventh Nigerian state to adopt Sharia

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Borno becomes seventh Nigerian state to adopt Sharia 23 August 2000 (Newsroom) -- Borno has become the seventh state in Nigeria's mostly Muslim north to formally adopt Islamic law, or Sharia. Police in the state capital of Maiduguri stood guard as the move became official Saturday, fearing a possible backlash from non-Muslims. Earlier this year more than 1,000 people died in clashes between Christians and Muslims after Kaduna state announced it would adopt Sharia. Many Nigerian leaders fear the moves by northern states to implement Sharia, which began last October, could lead to the disintegration of the country. Seeking to ... Read more

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