Sharon rejects referendum on settlements withdrawal Alexandria Samuel at 7:33 PM ET
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday rejected a call for a national referendum on his plan to withdraw outposts from the Gaza Strip after a meeting with Jewish settlers. Sharon's withdrawal plan is scheduled for debate and vote before the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, on October 25. VOA has more. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the Gaza withdrawal plan.
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