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Palestine - Sharon's legacy haunts Obama and Kerry

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert -- who succeeded Sharon -- had neither forgotten nor overlooked the critical significance of Bush’s letter when agreeing to resume negotiations with the PA in 2007.

Ariel Sharon
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US President Barack Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry have a lot on their minds as they grapple with conflicts and political issues involving countries like Syria, Iran, Iraq, Sudan and Afghanistan - which no doubt must be causing a massive overload on their respective memory banks.

Yet this would be a lame excuse for them forgetting about -- or seeking to minimize -- the existence and crucial importance of letters exchanged on 14 April 2004 between then US President George W. Bush and then Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died recently after languishing in a coma for seven years



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