Ariel Sharon yesterday virtually ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state under his hawkish new government just a day after President Bush pledged to broker a peace deal once he has dealt with Iraq.
…The prime minister will also have frustrated his American friends by promising to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied territories. …”He is saying there is no road map, no peace process. It’s a government for the settlers, from the settlers and by the settlers,” he said. “I think Sharon made it clear tonight that he wants the Palestinians to surrender to him. I hope President Bush will see the light.”
In the Guardian UK.