Unity for Israel
Last updated: 2004-07-14
Shimon Peres and Ariel Sharon
Labour Party members, meeting in Jerusalem Tuesday, agreed to begin discussions on the composition of the government.
Mr. Sharon met with Labour Party leader Shimon Peres Monday to discuss setting up a new government that could secure parliamentary approval of the prime minister's plan to withdraw from Gaza and parts of the West Bank next year.
Mr. Sharon has warned critics within his Likud Party that he could call early elections if they try to block the formation of a unity government and halt his disengagement plan.
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