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JIM HOLLANDER/EPA; ODED BALILTY/AP

Arafat, left, and Sharon are both under fire from their own parties

They Just Won't Bite
Israeli prison guards say they plan to fire up mouthwatering lamb barbecues in the prison yards this week, to tempt more than 3,000 Palestinian prisoners on a hunger strike. Their grievances: tighter security aimed at cracking down on terror rings coordinated from inside jails, and the Palestinian Authority's failure to pay stipends to their families. But the prisoners aren't the only ones refusing to swallow what's set before them. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat both had their political strategies rejected by supporters last week. The central committee of Sharon...

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