Sharon: Arab world still doesn't recognize Israel

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in a Monday evening press conference that Israel's major problem was that the Arab world still didn't recognize the right of the Jewish people to create a Jewish state. Despite some minor progress, he continued, there had been no progress in the Arab world regarding the right of Israel to exist. If elected, he stressed that he didn't intend on comprising the security of Israel in any way. When asked how he felt after Defense Minster Shaul Mofaz said he would stay within the Likud, Sharon emphasized that was sure that he would find a fine defense minister and that he knew how to handle national security.