Right Turn for Peace?

Before a Middle East summit, Netanyahu names an old opponent, Ariel Sharon, as his Foreign Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu and Ariel Sharon are anything but friends. Enemies is more like it. So plainly there was something more on the menu than stir-fried noodles when the two dined together recently with their wives at a seaside Chinese restaurant in Tel Aviv. Last week the Prime Minister confirmed the rumors of an impending alliance of convenience when he announced that Sharon, the 70-year-old warhorse, is his new Foreign Minister.

For Sharon, who had served as Minister of Infrastructure, a post he will keep, the promotion completed a long rehabilitation following his resignation as Defense Minister after the 1982 Sabra and...

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