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Middle East / Israeli Elections / Sharon #195590

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 02, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Jerusalem: Gillian Findlay) Israeli politician General Ariel Sharon, who will like defeat Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in the elections, profiled; details given of Sharon's aggressive actions in the occupied territories and Lebanon and what his election will mean for the peace effort. ["Ha'Aretz" newspaper Akiva ELDAR - says most Israelis do not remember Sharon's war years; points out Sharon would be a "loose cannon" as prime minister.] [Palestinian negotiator SAeb EREKAT - says Israeli is not ready for peace.] [Likud Party leader SHARON - comments on the situation.]

Findlay, Gillian;
Jennings, Peter

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