The Israeli Withdrawal from Gaza

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Israel's parliament, the Knesset, voted in favor of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip. We examine the plan and how it will affect Israel, the Palestinians and the region.


Steven Erlanger, New York Times bureau chief in Jerusalem

Israel Harel, founder and former chairman, Council of the Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza (also known as the Council of Settlers in the West Bank and Gaza). Columnist for the Ha'aretz newspaper in Israel

Ghassan Hatib, labor minister in the Palestinian Authority Cabinet. Co-editor of, a Web site that presents Israeli and Palestinian viewpoints on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and peace process.

Zalman Hoval, consultant to the Israeli prime minister. Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States



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