Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories Vol 11 #2


Ariel Sharon is a pragmatic expansionist who views Israeli settlement in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights as both an ideological imperative and a security asset. As the recently elected prime minister of Israel, Sharon faces the challenge of integrating these objectives into an overall policy toward Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority and the three million Palestinians under Israeli occupation who oppose Israel’s colonization policies.