ADL Hails ‘Historic’ Knesset Vote In Favor Of Sharon’s Gaza Disengagement Plan; Pledges To Publicly Support Its Implementation
New York, NY, October 26, 2004 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today hailed the Knesset’s passage of the plan to disengage from Gaza. The Knesset voted 67-45 in favor of the plan which calls for a 4-phased Israeli disengagement from settlements in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli cabinet approved the plan in June.
“Today’s historic vote in the Knesset is an affirmation of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s and his Government’s vision of promoting Israel’s long-term strategic interests, while improving the situation on the ground in the territories,” said Barbara B. Balser, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “The vote reflects Israeli public opinion in support of the plan.”
The ADL leaders added, “We salute Prime Minister Sharon’s bold initiative and pledge our public support for the implementation of Israel’s disengagement from Gaza.
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