Arab newspaper: Sharon wants Arabs in his party

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is seeking a top Israeli Arab official to join his Kadima party, the Nazareth-based newspaper Kul-el-Arab reported on its front page on Friday. Speculation in the article focused on Israeli Arab mayors and sheikhs. The report also said that Sharon intends to appoint an Arab minister if he is re-elected prime minister. Sharon's advisers said they were unaware of any overtures to Arab officials and that the prime minister has not given thought to whom his ministers would be if re-elected.