“Occupation” must end, Sharon says
“It is not possible to continue holding 3 1/2 million people under occupation,” Sharon told an assembly of enraged lawmakers from his Likud Party. “You may not like the word, but what’s happening is occupation. This is a terrible thing for Israel, for the Palestinians and for the Israeli economy.”
For Sharon to even use the word “occupation” is a huge change, however, I’m listening to Democracy Now as I type this, and Rabbi Michael Lerner just said that the area of the West Bank Sharon is willing to give up is so small that Palestinians almost certainly can not and will not accept the plan.