Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, set to meet with President Bush in Washington next week, plans to ask the U.S. to cut off contacts with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.
The White House criticized Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today for accusing the United States of appeasing Palestinians in its effort to include Arab nations in its anti-terrorism coalition.
Hard-liner Ariel Sharon took office as Prime Minister of Israel.
Hard-liner Ariel Sharon has declared victory in Israel's special election for prime minister, following incumbent Ehud Barak's concession.
With right-wing rival Ariel Sharon set to challenge him in early elections, embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak offered to recognize a Palestinian state, but avoided the Jerusalem question.
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