Sharon threatens to bolt Likud

Thursday, September 22, 2005 | 
With former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatening to oust him as leader of the hawkish Likud party, Ariel Sharon has hinted that he might leave the Likud and form a more moderate party. Sharon told his Likud allies that if there is a “coup” against him, he would not be obligated to remain the party. Sharon enjoys wide popularity after getting Israel out of Gaza, and a poll shows his new party would win big. The survey, in Israel’s biggest newspaper “Yediot Ahronot,” found that Sharon would win 36 seats in the 120-member Knesset, compared to just 14 seats for Netanyahu. The dovish Labor Party would win 16 seats. Netanyahu accuses Sharon of betraying the Likud by dismantling 21 Gaza settlements.

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